Medical-dental integration is an approach to care that integrates and coordinates dental medicine into primary care and behavioral health to support individual and population health. When medical-dental integration is successful, it can:
- Increase communication and collaboration.
- Improve care quality through,
- Better health outcomes.
- Increased patient satisfaction.
- Reduce costs for the patient and the facility.
Primary care, health centers, dental teams and others interested in developing a model of medical-dental integration should contact Cheri Kiefer at 701-328-4930 with the North Dakota Department of Oral Health, or review the Medical-Dental Integration Manual developed by the North Dakota Oral Health Program.
Standard Framework for Levels of Integrated Medical-Dental Health Care