Friday, January 25, 2008

Toothy Quatro

Smiles To Go Before You Sleep

A London dentist is giving patients check-ups over the internet. Jerry Watson examines their teeth via webcam and decides if he needs to see them in person. Patients still have to go to a clinic to be filmed and have a $100 clean-up by a hygienist at the same time. Watson, who is expanding his clinic to 20 more sites in the UK, says it means he can monitor patients at four clinics at once. He believes the technology could ultimately let people have a check-up at home.

FOOTNOTE: Is the safety catch off your gum?

12 comments:

Nessa said...

People think I'm nuts because all of a sudden I burst out with uncontrolled laughter and it's your fault; D

Titles, subtitles and footnotes are pithy weapons from your fingers.

Kendra Field-Bennett said...

That's about the craziest thing I've ever heard! :)

Akelamalu said...

Whatever next?????

Max said...

Hello David!

Thank you so much for having dropped by my blog :D!
I would also like to thank you for your prayers :)!

You said you have friends in Portugal...have you visited our small country?

About your post: dental check up through the web? I don't think soooo. The light on the other side of the webcam can deceive the dentist's eye, or even the shadows...we never know.
But anyway, if it helps him expanding his business, and people actually go to him; why not?

I like your blog; and I will subscribe to it :D!

Cheers

Tom & Icy said...

Funny concept. Sort of like the router w00ter.

The Gal Herself said...

I bet this service could be a great comfort to dentalphobes out there …Thanks for stopping by my humble blog today and oh, yeah! I remember you! You're the guy who honored me with a "post of the day" last month. I don't think I ever thanked you so (she says, nodding her head), thank you.

imac said...

As the ££££££££s flow out of the open mouthed suckers.haha.

BRUNO said...

Thank God he's not a gastroenterologist!!!(Yes, I had to "look it up"---much like THIS specialist would...!)

Am'n2deep said...

Just a few more services offered via the internet and I will NEVER have to leave this chair!

sandy said...

ingenious

Merisi said...

"Patients still have to go to a clinic to be filmed and have a $100 clean-up by a hygienist at the same time ....

One wouldn't believe how many easily deceived dupes there are. What's next, TV dinners???

Poutalicious said...

Is the safety catch off your gum? teehee. I'm not going to be able to stay in this 'funk' I'm feeling if I keep reading your blog.