The Oral-Systemic Connection and Why It's Important for Medical Professionals

In this video, Mark Deutchman, MD, family medicine physician and professor at the University of Colorado, argues that medical schools need to do a better job of educating students about oral health. Many physicians understand that the mouth is important but don’t understand why. Better curricula are key for bridging that gap.

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  • 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.