Coordination of Care

By including oral health screening and education in all patients' care, clinicians should be able to identify those individuals who will likely require professional collaboration as part of their dental care.

These include patients on anticoagulants and patients requiring antibiotic prophylaxis for dental work due to cardiac conditions or implanted devices.

Written communication should be the norm between primary care clinicians and their dental colleagues.

Additionally, clinicians should:

  • Actively address and educate patients on oral issues.
  • Provide the dental consultant with written diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
  • Consider using a standardized referral form for consultations
    • Dental referral template is available in the Resources section of this website under Practice Tools tab.

Apply Your Knowledge

The cases in this course are an opportunity to apply concepts that have been or will be covered in the subsequent slides. Cases can help guide your learning.

Note: Case responses do not count toward your module score.

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