Primary Care Oral Health Integration Guide

Primary Care Oral Health Integration Guide

The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative has published organized, evidence-based care materials to assist in the integration of oral health into the primary care setting. The Qualis Oral Health Delivery Framework presents a model for primary care to:

  • Screen for oral health issues
  • Offer brief interventions
  • Coordinate structured referrals to dentistry as needed
Practice Tools

Tools to support oral health integration were developed during field-testing of the Oral Health Delivery Framework. Tools include:

  • A Case for Change: Delivering Preventive Oral Health Services in the Primary Care Setting. A modifiable PPT slide deck used to champion oral health in a practice or organization.
  • Summary of and links to available Patient Education Resources.
  • Recommended Office Oral Health Screening Questions.
  • Oral Health Practice Readiness Assessment, Integration Metrics, and Data Reporting Templates.
  • Case Studies in Pregnancy, Diabetes, and Pediatrics.
  • Workflow Optimization and Technology Assessment Tools.
  • Referral to Dental Care Templates and Workflow Optimization PPT

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