MORE Care (Medical Oral Expanded Care) is an initiative of the DentaQuest Institute (DQI) with an aim of providing primary and secondary preventive oral health services in primary care medical offices to underserved populations, as well as testing optimal patient-centered referral systems between primary care and dental care teams.
MORE Care has focused on understanding the unique challenges facing rural environments. To learn more about the unique challenges facing rural communities, click here.
The MORE Care Process
Using a Breakthrough Series Collaborative model, MORE Care works in selected rural communities to establish interprofessional oral health networks (IPOHNs) to integrate and coordinate person-centered oral health care in rural communities.
The MORE Care project team focuses first on assisting the rural medical practices in developing the skills and adopting the processes necessary to integrate oral health services into their patient well visits. Medical practices then work with an identified dental practice to develop a reliable and efficient referral and communication process.