Getting Started with Oral Health Integration in Primary Care

Published 09/29/2021

In this video, Mark Deutchman, MD, family medicine physician and professor at the University of Colorado, offers advice for integrating oral health into primary care. The first step is getting educated. Resources are available to learn about the connection between oral health and systemic health, oral health in pregnancy, and other key topics. Another important step: talking to the administrative staff in your practice to enable them to understand the importance of oral health.

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.