MORE Care (Medical Oral Expanded Care) is an initiative of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement 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.
Interested in hearing more? The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative will be hosting a webinar, Putting the Mouth Back in the Body, on March 21, 2019 from 4-5 p.m. ET. During this webinar the DentaQuest Partnership will join a panel of leading experts to discuss efforts to improve the integration between oral health and primary care, share experiences with the associated challenges, and discuss opportunities that this integration will create to improve health.
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.