Several new startups are utilizing smartphone apps in order to provide dental care remotely. While patients will still have to go to an office for certain types of treatments, the use of smartphone technology will enable patients to cut back on the number of visits. The goals of these businesses are to reduce costs and expand accessibility. Also, it will be interesting to see how this form of treatment will be treated by policymakers. There is an an obvious concern with quality of care, but also a strong potential for push back from certain lobbying forces.