LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Chris Larson) —
Dr. Kwane Watson’s model for a one-chair mobile dentistry office has been seen by some as something of a curio. But his model of dentistry has proven quite adept at overcoming the massive challenges dentists have had to face in the coronavirus outbreak, according to our partners at Louisville Business First.
The founder and CEO of Kare Mobile Inc., Watson explained that he wanted to create a business focused on convenient, concierge-style dentistry that was quick and cheaper to start up and had less overhead. And he has that with Kare Mobile, which uses customized dental trucks to see patients where ever they are, even just outside their door.
“I have friends that work [in dentistry]. And there’s concern if patients will come back at the same levels as before; dental hygienists have called me asking about how to protect themselves from the virus; and there’s a lot of fear about job security,” Watson said. “And there’s just a lot of fear out there.”
On Monday, Kentucky began to lift its shutdown of elective and nonemergent medical procedures. That shutdown has been in place since March 18, as a measure to slow the spread of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The lift in restrictions is the first step in a phased reopening of the state’s economy.