great ideas…and to be honest I have yet to read the BTC whitepaper…tsk tsk…so I better put that high up on my bucketlist.
The cost of dentistry is just getting rediculous and I am blessed that ‘life happened’ to me before Covid so I could get out of north america because I can’t imagine practicing there now…there were already far too many regulations.
say why don’t you join the directoral board on this idea? especially being on a bordertown. I know that you can get phenominal dentistry in Mexico and you also can get really bad dentistry far below the standard of care. You can get poor dentistry within the borders of USA but it will meet the minimal standards of care otherwise one simple complaint to the local regulatory authority will cause the practitioner significant grief personally, physically, and financially.
if you have the time and interest…what about finding one of those exceptional dentists, maxillofacial surgeons and plastic surgeons practicing across the border…especially ones WITH licensure in USA but choose NOT to practice there due to regulations.
as you know all too well, with a successful project one can literally have a near infinite supply of money…and collaboration is the key to success here.
I feel a coder and one who really knows blockchain is very important to the team. Not some weekend warrior who has taken IvanonTech’s courses, such as myself…I just don’t have it at all to unilaterally even start a project much less bring this particular use case to the blockchain.
I think reading the SOLVE whitepaper would also be important. That is the healthcare token and a VERY comprehensive undertaking and this project definitely is NOT seeking to compete with that but rather a small niche market.
you are most correct…I am not thinking about this correctly from development. One can create the protocol and finance the project solely from the coin issuance idea alone selling the idea without even a working product. HOWEVER they key is to have some of it working in a test scenario.
I envision the TRAVEL HEALTH TOKEN as a total health protocol. You are most correct, you can just have your wisdom teeth taken out or lost some teeth and you can develop a myriad of health problems. I have been following the work of a Dr. Brendan Stacks who is an orthodontist who focuses on restoring vertical dimension by repositioning the temporomandibular joint position with oral appliances. He has treated patients successfully that no other healthcare practitioner would touch…such as successfully treating torticolis patients and even severe tourettes patients with oral appliance therapy.
Now I would not take on any cases like this…I am just pointing out knowledge is power…how 1 + 1 = 8 when you get people of like minds together.
My personal belief and the thesis for my master’s degree I am seeking to enter here in egypt is the comprehensive rehabilitation of the orofacial region and it starts with habits…your diet and exercise…those have to be addressed and are overlooked. My belief is that you should not do any soft tissue cosmetic surgery until you have have a patient’s habits fully reviewed and treated. People willing to acknowledge their shortcomings and make the lifestyle changes will do the best. Skeletal obnormalities would then be addressed. the vast majority of people do not have these issues (problems with structure under the hood). DENTAL comes next and is the keystone for everything else in the face (dental is actually a structural skeletal problem of overlooked importance). You must restore adequate function to joint position (the TM joint is highly complex) and mastication. Once that is established everything else should be icing on the cake…blepharoplasty (eyelid reduction surgery), minor facelifts, dental veneers, hair transplants…
but the base of success in my 20 year career is changing patients habits (diet and exercise) and establishing proper tooth/joint function (just too expensive)
so let’s start this project!