Our Story

Our Goal

To provide you an express link to independent professional dental advice, anywhere.

Our Mission

To bridge the oral health knowledge and access gaps between consumers and dental professionals, to improve dental services and wellbeing for all Australians.

Our Values

We value simplicity, transparency and quality in healthcare.

Our Service

FaceWell Teledentistry is an online dental screening and advice, health promotion and triage service for any Australian, anywhere, or anyone travelling within Australia, who finds accessing traditional dental care challenging for any reason. 

Services are undertaken via a digital communication platform using secure video software. All that's needed is a smart device connected to a reliable WiFi internet source.

It's very much like Skype for dentistry.

The Problem We're Solving

Age, health status, cultural background, physical location, everyday demands of life, fear of the dentist and financial considerations are many of the major reasons Australians delay or avoid going to the dentist.

Internet searches and attempts at self-diagnosis can provide conflicting and confusing health information for most people.

The impacts of oral disease on associated total body health, and vice versa, are increasingly being found and linked. This is often measured by the presence and severity of inflammation, the common sign of all chronic diseases.

The mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. Oral health is a barometer of total body wellbeing. Dentists are often the first to detect these changes.

Our Solution

FaceWell Teledentistry lowers the barriers to accessing professional dental advice for all Australians, anywhere

The platform provides a convenient, easy-to-access, stress-free, no obligation, cost-effective way to speak with a dental professional and receive specific, accurate information about personal oral health queries. 

The service empowers consumers, through evidenced-based knowledge, to make informed health choices and seek quality oral health outcomes.

The impact will lower the cost and burden of dental disease for users and insurers, and improve the patient care and workflows for practitioners. 

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Our Founder

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Principal Dentist Dr Christine May BDS(Hons) USyd BHSc(TCM) UTS

Hi!  After twenty years working in the dental industry across Australia, I've become an enthusiastic advocate for mouth-body wellbeing: improving health via knowledge of the links between oral health and total body wellness.  I have extensive career experience in general, cosmetic, special needs, complex and HIV dental medicine, aged care, dental phobia management and rural and remote dentistry.

I also have qualifications in Chinese medicine and facial injectables. I've completed advanced courses in dental sleep medicine, orofacial myology, integrative nutrition, naturopathy, yoga and massage.

I'm a health writer and have had articles published in the media. Check out the FaceWell blog or my personal website for more.

I've been a clinical educator at Sydney University and give lectures to the profession on integrative dental medicine topics.

I'm based in Sydney. I enjoy fitness, food, house music, dancing, riding my vespa, and exploring new places and cultures around the globe, especially when it's not beach weather at home.  

 

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