Transforming Dentistry with Innovative Models of Integration

lqThrough the Initiative, HSDM and partners are striving to transform dentistry. We are pioneering new models for teaching, providing and funding care, as well as new methodologies for understanding the health and economic outcomes of integration.

rq— Jane Barrow, Executive Director and Associate Dean of Global and Community Health

Case for Integration

Studies indicate that including dental benefits within primary care coverage will increase wellness and reduce overall healthcare costs.

Learn about the Issues


The HSDM Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine convenes academics, healthcare, public health, and business leaders who advocate for the integration of oral health and primary care — a core mission of HSDM. Activities include research, demonstration projects, policy statements, conferences and seminars. Our recent accomplishments.