The Development of Interprofessional Practice

The Development of Interprofessional Practice

Course Description: This course provides background on the paradigm shift in health care which has heightened interprofessional care models as a means to achieving Triple or Quadruple Aim goals of reducing per capita costs, improving the health of populations, and improving the experience of care for provider and patient.  Oral health integration and coordination models are discussed and the impact oral health can have on patient care and patient systems are highlighted.  The overall aim of the course is to raise basic understanding of opportunities with oral health integration and coordinated care while presenting on the financial, systems and policy implications that impact the initiation of person centered, IPP health care.

Session Objectives:

  • Session Objective #1: Raise basic understanding of opportunities with oral health integration and coordinated care
  • Session Objective #2: Discuss the current interprofessional health care structure and highlight areas of best practice that can positively impact outcomes
  • Session Objective #3: Discuss basic concepts and resources that can impact the initiation and/or improvement of interprofessional practice


Dr. Sean Boynes is a Dentist Anesthesiologist who received his D.M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and completed a three year residency in anesthesiology from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  He currently serves as Director of Interprofessional Practice at the DentaQuest Institute overseeing national programs and initiatives focused on the integration and coordination of care.  Prior to taking his current position, Dr. Boynes was Director of Dental Medicine at a federally qualified health center in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina and Director of Anesthesia Research at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine. A prolific author and speaker, he has been recognized by many organizations for his work in health policy and clinical care, that include: the National Health Service Corps featured him as one of the 40 top clinicians for their 40th Anniversary Celebration, the South Carolina School Nurses Association named him recipient of the Distinguished School Services Award, and the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation lists him as a Dentist of Distinction.