Collaborative, team based models where dentists and other health professionals work and learn side-by-side. This interprofessional approach helps both primary care and oral health providers learn about the impact of oral health on general health and vice versa.
Integrated clinical models to develop best practices for the future. These projects are designed to help us learn how to most effectively deliver oral health care alongside primary care and evaluate the associated health and cost outcomes.
Projects that focus on the value proposition and economic imperative of oral health. A recent project convened a group of quality and outcome experts to define a global standard of outcome measures that reflect what matters most to patients about their oral health and oral health care.
Projects and initiatives that develop, validate, and document the evidence base to support policy and systems change. We believe that this work is critical in supporting the arguement for integration of oral health care and benefits.