Interactive Webinar: “How Rural Physicians are Saving Time, Saving Money, & Saving Lives with Intraoral Telehealth” – w/ Duke Surgeon Ben Hechler, MD, DDS

"How Rural Physicians are Saving Time, Saving Money, & Saving Lives with Intraoral Telehealth"

Interactive Webinar with Duke Hospital Surgeon Ben Hechler, MD, DDS

Duke University Hospital surgeon Dr. Ben Hechler, MD, DDS hosted  our interactive webinar, “How Rural Physicians are Saving Time, Saving Money, & Saving Lives with Intraoral Telehealth” via Zoom this March 2022.

The interactive webinar allowed guests to ask questions answered in real time by Dr. Hechler. The webinar also featured a live demonstration of the intraoral telehealth tool, TelScope Telehealth System, which Ben uses in his practice.

Learning Objectives / Agenda:

  1. The impact & benefits of intraoral telehealth, especially for rurally-located physicians and clinics and in relation to head & neck cancer
  2. Use cases – How Dr. Hechler is using intraoral telehealth at Duke University Hospitals + success stories & life-saving potential
  3. How physicians can save time & save money with intraoral telehealth
  4. A demonstration of TelScope Telehealth System

Dr. Richard Gallagher to Speak at GPCE

Dr. Richard Gallagher, Sydney’s leading Head and Neck Surgeon from St. Vincent’s Hospital – Sydney, will be presenting his course, “HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer: Connecting the Dots” LIVE at GPCE in Sydney this May.

GPCE is the General Practice Conference & Exhibition. 900 General Practitioners from across New South Wales, Australia, will attend the conference. The conference features “over 150 education sessions and practical workshops, all led by esteemed local speakers, providing practical and implementable education to bring straight back to the practice.”

Among these educational sessions and practical workshop will be Dr. Gallagher’s course, “HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer: Connecting the Dots” on the early detection of head and neck cancer.

The course discusses he prevalence of oropharyngeal cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is on the rise in Australia. The course will provide updates on HPV-related oropharyngeal and other head and neck cancers, as well as examples of use-cases. The majority of the session will be dedicated to a step-by-step, hands-on guide to examining people for oropharyngeal cancer in general practice.


Learn how to take a systematic approach to diagnosis, investigation, referral and ongoing management of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers.


  • Explain how the epidemiology of head and neck cancer is changing.
  • Recognise the traditional symptoms of oral cancer.
  • Explain why HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers represent a distinct disease entity.
  • Describe how to perform a thorough examination of the oral cavity and oropharynx, and the neck.
  • Plan what investigations should be initiated when a person presents with a persistent/suspicious neck lump and recognise when to refer to an otolaryngology-head and neck surgeon.

If you are attending GPCE Sydney, you can register for Dr. Gallagher’s free course on the GPCE website here.

About the Presenter

Dr. Richard Gallagher is a head and neck surgeon at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, St Vincent’s Public Hospital, and at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre since 1998. He finished surgical training in 1995 and following that did further training in head and neck cancer surgery. Currently his practice mainly looks after patients head and neck cancer and patients with complex airway problems and cancers due to HPV (human papillomavirus). He is also the Director of Cancer Services and I’m also the Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Service at St Vincent’s.

In 2011 he did further training at University of Pennsylvania in transoral robotic surgery, which is surgery used mainly for patients who have cancers at the back of the throat and oropharynx. It is particularly useful for patients who have cancers due to HPV. That’s a large number of patients at the present time.






Dr. Gallagher will be presenting the live workshop at GPCE Sydney and GPCE Melbourne later in 2021, as well. Learn more and sign up on the GPCE website.

Unable to attend GPCE?

No problem, you can enroll for the course for free at ThinkGP. Enroll here. This course offers accreditation for RACGP: 2pts | ACRRM: 1hr sent straight to your college.

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Telehealth Tuesday: Doing a Teledentistry Exam – with Dr. Richard Simpson, DMD

Dr. Richard Simpson, DMD, is a pediatric dentist in private practice.

Dr. Richard joined Holland Healthcare founder and medtech inventor of TelScope Telehealth System intraoral examination device and intraoral camera, Jennifer Holland, to discuss teledentistry and more.

The teledentistry team discussed

  • What is teledentistry?
  • Why is it important? What are its benefits?
  • Why is teledentistry especially important in today’s climate?
  • Plus a live demonstration of an at-home dental consultation via teledentistry using TelScope Telehealth System.


Dr. Richard Simpson, DMD, is a board certified pediatric dentist in private practice.
His achievements include:
• Diplomate in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
• Fellow in the American College of Dentists
• Fellow in the International College of Dentists
• Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
• Advisory Board Member of The TeleDentists
• Advisory Board Member of Holland Healthcare
Dr. Richard’s experience and active interests include telehealth, child advocacy, health disparities, policy, and advancing improved medical-dental access to care. Dr. Richard is also a veteran with 15 years of military service.






Jennifer Holland is the inventor of TelScope Telehealth System. She is the CEO and founder of Holland Healthcare, as well as the inventor of Holland Healthcare’s first product, Throat Scope illuminating oral examination device and tongue depressor.

TelScope Telehealth System is the oral examination device that also transforms any smart device into a high quality intraoral camera for telehealth and teledentistry.