December 7, 2022

Oral Health Guidelines in Primary Care Policies

Whether you are a primary care physician, an oral health specialist, or both, there are several important considerations when considering incorporating oral health guidelines into your practice. These factors include the healthcare system’s social, political, and institutional structures and changes in healthcare expenditures for primary care. In addition, it cannot be easy to communicate and […]

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November 21, 2022

Three-Dimensional Periodontal Tissue Regeneration

During the last decade, the concept of three-dimensional periodontal tissue regeneration has gained considerable attention. This concept is based on the idea that by generating a new regenerative tissue layer, we can restructure a dental root structure and even restore the complex hierarchical structure of periodontal tissue. Using autologous or synthetic polymers, it has been […]

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November 1, 2022

Dentists As Primary Care Providers and Expert Opinion

Expert opinion is an increasingly important part of patient-centered care. The traditional divide between dental and medical care must be bridged for patient-centered care. This will require better communication and referral between dental and medical offices. This is the first step toward integrating these two disciplines. Dentists As Primary Care Providers and Expert Opinion Clinical […]

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October 20, 2022

Primary Dental Health Care

Primary oral health care is a vital component of comprehensive health care. Developing and disseminating clinical guidelines are essential for improving the quality of clinical care. Unfortunately, primary oral health care is underutilized by many populations, and the referral process can be a challenge for both patients and providers. Below are some important facts about […]

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Oral Health and Primary Care: What Primary Care Innovation Teaches Us About Oral Health
October 7, 2022

Oral Health and Primary Care

A recent American Medical Association Journal of Ethics article focuses on the relationship between oral health and primary care. It highlights five key lessons the patient-centered medical home movement can teach us about oral health. These lessons include the importance of preventive care, the use of technology, and interprofessional education. Telehealth The Oregon Health Authority […]

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