Improving oral health outcomes
Our Center for Oral Health Integration improves patient care by addressing the complex relationship between oral and overall health. We are uniquely positioned to explore this intersection and develop new approaches to prevention and treatment.
By partnering with care and insurance coverage teams at HealthPartners, we identify and support a variety of pilot projects to facilitate integrated care and improve quality. These projects often lead to externally-funded studies that drive innovation in the field.
We are proud to support a range of projects, including smoking cessation, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, substance use screening, management of xerostomia (dry mouth), and oral health care during pregnancy.
Our team of experts strives to advance the delivery of high-quality care and the field of oral health integration. We are committed to innovative research, implementing evidence-based practices, and working collaboratively with our partners to achieve our shared goals.
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Clinical decision support
Clinical decision support (CDS) improves health care delivery by using clinical knowledge, patient information, and other relevant health information. CDS has been used and studied in medicine, but not as much in dentistry. Our work leverages our integrated medical and dental care delivery system to understand how CDS can be used to improve care delivery and patient outcomes. Our team has developed a web-based platform that is integrated into the electronic health record and can be adapted to various clinical topics.