Are you happy with the teeth4life App? Would you please complete this one minute survey to help me improve the App's content?
It's just over a year ago since I retired from clinical dentistry. I have wasted the last year trying to engage the NHS AHSNs, and ORCHA to help improve and help fund the App, more importantly, the awareness of a free, trustworthy oral health prevention resource for the public and the profession. While the government has a "prevention is better than cure" policy, there is no evidence of funding for dentistry in any NHS innovation accelerator programme. With the SOP restrictions, I felt I had more to offer, trying to improve the dental health of the many people we can't see through marketing the App. Like most Apps you use, it will improve iteratively and with feedback. It will need an income to maintain the current freemium version for most DCPs and the public.
From January 1st there will be a charge for dentists as we benefit most from advertising our prefered procedures on our profile.
Used correctly, as outlined in the registration site care4teeth.co.uk it saves you time, promotes your more profitable services, and provides some protection against periodontal litigation.
This is the five minute Pitch video I have made for the profession regarding marketing. It's your choice to use the time saved to earn more money or do something else you enjoy.
PITCH FOR DENTISTS
In the future, we can have a white labelled template with the ability of the DCP to personalise the content a lot more it would benefit from some input from DCPs starting their career, not finishing it. I need to interview about 20 DCPs to get further insight into what you want in a future premium version to engage the profession more. You would get any future premium version free for life.
I made the App based on what I think the public need concerning prevention advice, to market it better, I need to know what you and the public want.
If the App is successful, I prefer a For-Benefit Enterprise model for the dental profession as a whole and build a team to collaborate and organise small groups of interested parties, like the peer review group I organised for ten years before covid. Ultimately, we could develop a legacy business model or scheme to support dentists and be prepared to provide a service for the majority of people when NHS dentistry fails. We can't do it as individuals, but as a group, we have a chance if we collaborate and share our ideas and experience.
Would you please get in touch if you want to help? And if this isn't for you, please forward it to someone you know in the profession who may want to help.