Dental Health Web Site
The School of Dental Medicine has entered into an agreement with InteliHealth, an award-winning health information Internet company, to develop a new dental web portal serving both consumers and the professional community. A first-of-its-kind, full-service portal, this new online service will be accessible through the InteliHealth web site at www.intelihealth.com. Penn Dental faculty will be the primary resource for content development, providing information for articles, answers to oral health questions, and material for on-line continuing education courses.
With this agreement, Penn assumes a unique role among dental schools in its presence on the web. According to Dean Raymond Fonseca, the collaboration represents "a significant opportunity for all of our faculty and the School. The relationship with InteliHealth will also strengthen our ability to enter the market for online continuing education by providing us with a delivery channel, technical resources, and marketing and administrative support."
InteliHealth's Dental Director Dr. Glenn F. Schreiber (D'78) views the site as an important addition to the health resources currently available on the Internet, noting "For the first time, consumers will have the kind of in-depth dental health care information they need for assessing treatment options. We plan on having our content go far beyond existing offerings that currently focus on selling products and treatments."
The site is scheduled to launch late in the year 2000.
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 1, July 18, 2000