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MORE Care Program integrates oral health into primary care

Updated: Jun 21, 2022

In partnership with the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, Oral Health Ohio is working to improve the oral health of children, and reduce costly, invasive dental procedures by advancing value-based care and integrating care between dental and medical providers.

Developed by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, MORE Care™ provides a framework, tools, and guidance for medical providers to integrate oral health competencies and capabilities into the primary care practice and improve oral health within a community. MORE Care aims to decrease oral disease through:

  1. Oral health risk assessment and screening in the primary care setting.

  2. Discussion of oral health self-management goals like eating healthy snacks, and regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste.

  3. Fluoride varnish applications.

  4. Bi-directional referral communication between medical and dental providers.

Participating providers will receive financial rewards, allowing simulation of a value-based care model. Pilot begins August 2022.

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