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DentaQuest Launches MORE Care Program in Central Oregon

The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and the Central Oregon Health Council have launched a 2-year pilot of Medical Oral Expanded Care (MORE Care), a DentaQuest Partnership initiative, in Central Oregon.

BOSTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and the Central Oregon Health Council have launched a 2-year pilot of Medical Oral Expanded Care (MORE Care), a DentaQuest Partnership initiative, in Central Oregon. MORE Care works in communities to establish interprofessional oral health networks to integrate and coordinate person-centered oral health care in rural communities.

With funding provided by the Central Oregon Health Council, four clinics will work to improve medical-dental integration by including oral health in their primary care workflows and creating a two-way referral system with dental providers.

The clinics will also test ways of improving health outcomes for patients by integrating oral health in primary care settings. Strategies that might be tested include medical providers assessing and discussing oral health risk during wellness/preventive visits; staff at medical offices applying fluoride varnish with pediatric patients; and medical providers working with dental providers to improve bi-directional communication and referrals.

For more information on MORE Care, visit https://www.dentaquestinstitute.org/learn/morecare/interprofessional-practice.

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