"Integrating Oral Health into Primary Care": New Article from ACP Internist

Although medical and dental care have historically been treated as separate silos, oral health and overall health are interconnected. A growing body of scientific studies and evidence-based reports support the need for integrating oral health competencies into primary care practice. Incorporating oral health assessment into primary care visits for all patients is essential to preventing oral health problems that can negatively affect overall health and quality of life. Integrated care models successfully bring together medical and dental teams to provide equitable whole-person care that improves overall health and reduces medical costs.

Click here to read "Integrating Oral Health into Primary Care" to learn more about how integrated care models contribute to preventing serious oral and overall health problems.