Pune now has India’s first dental clinic or say any healthcare clinic that accepts cryptocurrency as a form of its payment options.
Dentech Dental Care, a multispecialty dental clinic located in Pune, has started to accepted payment in the form of Dentacoin.
Notably, Dentacoin is a new Ethereum-based token designed for the Global Dental Industry or say a new ‘Bitcoin’ of the dental industry.
Dr. Yogesh Khadtare, who heads the clinic says, “Awhile ago, I was searching on Google about crytocurrency and at that time I read about the ICO of Dentacoin which was about to be launched soon. Then I started looking for more information about Dentacoin. I instantly liked the concept of the Trusted Review Platform and the dental insurance. I believe that Dentacoin will help improve the dental condition of the population and will also strengthen the relationship between patients and dentists”.
Dentacoin pitches itself as a way to improve dental health, cut out insurance companies as middle men, and foster cooperation between dentists and patients.
Dr. Khadtare plans on educating his patients on how to operate with Dentacoin on spot at his practice, as well as through digital information materials. Dr. Khadtare is also convinced in the long-term benefits from Dentacoin not only in regards to improving the patient-dentist relation, but also to maximizing efficiency and lowering the delivery costs for dentists. “In the long run dentists will get even more benefits from accepting DCN in their practice. The idea to shorten the supply chain by removing the dealer between dentists and manufacturers will make a revolution in the dental industry”, says Dr. Yogesh Khadtare. The first Dentacoin partner in India is also eager to help the team with increasing the awareness about the first Blockchain solution for dentistry during dental conferences and trade fairs.
The development was first reported at Healthcare Innovation.
Dentacoin also has a dental health mobile app called DentaCare, whic is currently available in beta on the App Store, that helps users establish healthy dental habits and rewards them with Dentacoin, which can later be used to pay for dental treatment at partnering clinics, buy dental products and pay for the Dentacoin Assurance, dental insurance-like model, which is the cornerstone of Dentacoin Concept.
According to Dentacoin’s backers, as many as 6,000 people are already making use of the Dentacoin system.