Getting Started with Integration and Coordination of Physical Health in a Dental Setting

Change is always difficult, and dental providers might feel daunted by the prospect of medical-dental integration. In this video, Sean Boynes, DMD, MS, vice president of health improvement at CareQuest Institute, advises dental providers not to take on too much. Instead of thinking you need to do it all, ask yourself: What’s the next thing you can do to make care better for your patients?

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.