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.

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The HSDM Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine convenes academics, healthcare 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.

Save the date - 2018 Leadership Forum!

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"Achieving Quality and Value in Healthcare through Integration"

September 27 & 28, 2018, Boston, MA

This year's forum will focus on innovations in the education, delivery and funding of oral healthcare. Participants include academics, healthcare providers and business leaders who can influence and advocate for integration and systems change.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Donald Berwick, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, President Emeritus, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is an accomplished pediatrician who has served on the faculty of Harvard's Medical School and School of Public Health and on the staffs of Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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