Episode 44 - Integrate Remote Monitoring into Your Practice with DM - Talking with Dr. Barry Benton

January 30, 2023

On today’s episode of The Golden Age of Orthodontics, we are joined by Dr. Barry Benton, a board-certified orthodontist based in Oxford, Alabama. His practice, Designer Smiles by Benton, is in two locations. During Covid, Dr. Benton implemented Dental Monitoring to keep in touch with his patients and learned that it benefited both his practice and the patient. Today he shares how features like remote monitoring and dynamic scheduling have played a part in the success of his business. Don’t miss the informative conversation.

In this episode:

  • Dr. Benton explains why he began using remote monitoring in his practice.
  • Involving the entire staff in new technology was critical to the success and acceptance of his team.
  • Dynamic scheduling was implemented after remote monitoring and has proven successful.
  • The discussion of financial collections and insight into the length of time the appliance is viable. Learn additional benefits of dynamic scheduling.
  • Dr. Benton explains how remote monitoring assists the patient and the orthodontist.
  • Learn how remote monitoring and dynamic scheduling can benefit your practice.

Key Takeaways:

  • Patients benefit from remote monitoring because they don’t need to drive to the dental office as often.
  • Compliance skyrockets when patients see the benefits for them.
  • Involve your staff in the decision-making process when taking on new technology.


Website - Designer Smiles by Benton
Facebook - Dr. Barry Benton


Dr. J. Barry Benton, D.M.D., M.S.D., is a board-certified orthodontist based in Oxford, Alabama, where he cares for patients at two locations of Designer Smiles by Benton, where he has worked since 2016. He received his Bachelor of Science at Furman University, his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry at Louisiana State University. Dr. Benton is also one of the youngest orthodontists in the country to be a diplomat on the American Board of Orthodontics.


“During the Covid shutdown, where patients were unable to see us for 12, 16, or 20 weeks, the archwires continued to work. The teeth continued to get straight, so the braces were never in doubt. I was concerned with the patient the braces were attached to. I didn’t know what they would do to the appliances over that length of time, especially unsupervised. But dental monitoring came to the rescue, and we could provide supervision. You see patients once a week through the platform without them coming into the office.” - Dr. Barry Benton

“Our patients love dental monitoring because they communicate more with the office than before. They can text us, which is a great additional feature. Dental monitoring allows us to see patients on a decreased basis but with increased supervision because we touch base with them each week.” Dr. Barry Benton

Achieving practice growth isn’t as simple as it used to be. But with groundbreaking technology and new communication channels to reach more patients, People + Practice is an orthodontic marketing agency that firmly believes that there’s never been a better time to be in practice. 


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