A Dental Provider's Role in Supporting Patients with Diabetes

In this video, Sean Boynes, DMD, MS, vice president of health improvement at CareQuest Institute, explains how dental providers can play a key role in diabetes management. To do so, they need to understand the disease as well as how oral disease affects overall systemic well-being. Dental providers can help lay the groundwork for better health and better behavioral choices.

You may also be interested in:

  • MORE Care, an initiative of CareQuest Institute that aims to integrate oral health competencies and capabilities into primary care offices while building patient-centered referral networks with local dental providers using health information technology.
  • A Three Domain Framework to Innovating Oral Health Care, a white paper that outlines a new model in dentistry that will be more cost-effective, efficient, and equitable.
  • Medical-Dental Integration web page, a collection of resources that explore the growing connections between oral health and overall health.