Friday, November 15 at 9:00am to 4:00pm
Drake University, Olmsted Center, Parents Hall 2875 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311
We know that oral health is critical to overall health; however, the current model for health care is not set up to support collaboration between oral health and primary care. The Institute of Medicine and others have proposed integrating oral health into primary care as a way to expand access to recommended treatments and promote better health overall. This integration is starting to occur through new approaches to training for both dental and medical providers, promotion of team-based care, and development of medical treatments for oral health problems.