Health providers from multiple disciplines can deliver oral health services, education and referrals in most care settings; dental providers can offer similar clinical services as well. In many instances, these services are reimbursable. In all instances, they improve patient care and reinforce bi-directional, comprehensive care.
Click on the diagram to see examples of integrated services by discipline or view all examples.
The resources below were developed by Community Health Solutions. Use the Integration Model Checklist to walk through the core components of your integration strategy (note: the checklist was originally developed for clinics seeking Patient Centered Medical Home Certification). The Leadership Assessment and Development guide will help you assess and build team readiness for integration work.
For Patient Education Resources, visit our Patient Resources webpage.
If you have additional Clinical Practices Tools that you'd like to share in this section, please send them to Samantha Dorr.
2017 Virginia Oral Health Summit
Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Richmond, VA
Registration information will be available Summer 2017
Practical Guide to Treating Dental Patients with Special Health Care Needs
Friday, February 10 - Saturday, February 11 | Virginia Beach, VA
Registration details coming soon
First, take a look at Opportunities to Address Community Health Needs and consider the prompt questions within Core Components of Integration to begin identifying your integration approach. Use Community Health Solutions' Integration Model Checklist to design an integration model for your workplace. The Clinical Practice Tools section offers helpful resources you can download and use in your practice today.
For free continuing education on oral health integration in primary care, check out Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum.
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