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The social network for dentists and patients
Updated: 6/15/2011 7:00:01 PM
 

Patients may access information on dental care through a new social networking site It may seem like everyone uses some form of social networking these days, whether it is teens on Facebook, professionals using LinkedIn or celebrities tweeting away via Twitter - virtually everyone can find a social network to fit their needs.

Recently, Checkdent.com - a site that provides informational videos on dental procedures such as teeth whitening, braces and root canals - has re-launched its website with a new social network feature for dentists and patients.

This tool allows users to seek answers to their oral health questions from qualified professionals and view more than 500 video clips and articles based on expert information.

It also features links to dentist profiles and registered patients have the ability to post reviews of providers.

"We are proud to be part of an empowering healthcare trend in which the Internet and specialized social networks have an important role to play. It has been extremely gratifying to see that both dentists and patients are eager to use this new tool to mutual benefit," said Checkdent's CEO and Founder, Jaroslav Belsky, DMD.

According to a survey conducted by Microsoft, a total of 41 percent of social network users check the sites they are registered to at least a few times weekly.

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