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Accelerating Best Practice in Medical-Dental Integration

Colgate Webinar
Colgate CE Webinar

May 30 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm EDT

Free 1 CE credit

In the US, healthcare has typically been fragmented, with ~109 million patients seeing a medical provider each year without seeing a dentist, and ~29 million seeing a dental provider without seeing a medical provider.[1]

These numbers represent missed opportunities for medical providers to engage patients in education, screening, preventive measures, and referral to dental professionals, as well as the untapped potential of the dental office for contributions to screening and management of chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and other chronic health conditions.

As emerging evidence increasingly calls attention to the systemic connection between oral health and overall health, medical and dental providers are now preparing for new roles on interprofessional teams that are working collaboratively to support integrated care models focused on prevention, value, and population health. A key to bi-directional integration is the rapid and uninterrupted exchange of data among these healthcare professionals.

This one-hour webinar will explore these issues including oral health interventions in primary care education and practice, the integration of primary care screenings into dental practices, and access to shared data to support a patient-centered, integrated approach to healthcare.

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Publication Details

Participants will learn:

  • How to identify resources and opportunities to support oral health integration in primary care education and practice.
  • Why oral health professionals should incorporate primary care screenings into dental practice.
  • Concurrent methods of accessing real time patient data from other specialists and disciplines

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