Dr. Tony Hashemian kept busy in Abu Dhabi where he presented Text2Floss and PH2OH to dentists and hygienists at the International Center for Dental Excellence in Abu Dhabi. These mobile applications are designed to increase oral health awareness.
Objectives of the course included discussion on the potential advantages provided by healthcare apps and on the research that supports the use of text-based messaging. It also included an overview of the current state of science connecting salivary testing to oral and systemic health and the types of data acquired through the use of these apps and how to integrate it with oral and systemic health recommendations for patients. He explained how text messaging and oral pH self-testing can provide oral health education while engaging patients in monitoring their health and well-being.
While in the UAE, Dr. Hashemian also visited Paul Wilson at INDEX Holding/ADEEDC and Dr. Amer Sharif in Dubai Healthcare city.