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.
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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