In this video, Sean Boynes, DMD, MS, vice president of health improvement at CareQuest Institute, explains why it’s important to recognize that the mouth is part of the body. If you’re a dental provider trying to treat periodontal disease in someone who is diabetic or has cardiovascular disease, for example, you can’t treat those conditions separately. Simply put, a disease in the mouth affects the rest of our systemic wellbeing.
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.