For Medical Providers & Healthcare System Administrators
We understand your providers are already short on time, and feel they lack proper oral health education, but integrating oral health questions, assessments, referrals, and follow up MUST be part of a primary care appointment (treated like any specialty with proper assessment and referral), and should be part of most specialty appointments in alignment with a patient centered care model.
Resources to get your organization started on the path to oral health integration:
Registered Dental Hygienists are Integral to Oral Health Integration
An Inspiring Example of Oral Health Integration in a Hospital Setting
A Novel Oncodental Collaborative Team - Integrating expertise for central line-associated bloodstream infection prevention in pediatric oncology patients
Oregon Hospital Integrates Dental Hygienist Into Its Care Team
Dental hygienists are a vital link in the multi-disciplinary team addressing heart disease
The future of oral-systemic health: Dental hygienist breaks new ground treating pediatric cancer patients
The hygienist's transformation in the integrated dental practice
Oral Health for Total Health: The Integral Role of the Dental Hygienist
CDC Announces Medical-Dental Integration Partnership
Weaving General & Oral Medicine Together
American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH)
NACHC Integration of Oral Health with Primary Care in Health Centers: Profiles of Five Innovative Models
BPHC's Oral Health and Primary Care Integration Site
Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care
HRSA's Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice
Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice
A User's Guide for Implementation of Interprofessional Oral Health Core Clinical Competencies: Results of a Pilot Project
Oral health integration is EASY when you utilize the experience, and knowledge of an Oral Systemic Educator.
They are Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH) who have over 34 hours of additional medical specialty and integration education, ready to be part of your program development or collaborative care teams.
They are licensed healthcare providers with equivalent education to an RN, and passionate educators who LOVE assisting organizations just like yours.