MORE Care: An Evaluation of an Interprofessional Oral Health Quality Improvement Initiative

Published 10/06/2021

The Medical Oral Expanded Care (MORE Care) initiative focused on integration oral health into primary care practices in four states (South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Oregon). This paper describes the initiative’s collaborative methodology and assesses its outcomes. Key findings drawn from the work that started in 2015 and ended in 2020:

  • The percentage of pediatric patients receiving fluoride varnish increased from 25% to 40%.
  • The percentage of pediatric patients with self-management goals reviewed increased from 25% to 62%.
  • The percentage of pediatric patients with oral health risk assessments completed increased from 47% to 77%.

This analysis, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, demonstrated that MORE Care is effective in creating a structure for integrating oral health care into primary care practices.

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