Learn more about a new model in dentistry in our latest white paper: System Transformation: A Three Domain Framework to Innovating Oral Health Care.

Care Improvement

We continue to use the lessons learned from these efforts to lead the adoption of oral health person-centered care models that include disease management, interprofessional practice and preparation for a value-based system of care.

Oral health value-based care

For more than two centuries dentists have practiced in a fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement environment. Workflow, care delivery, business plan, staffing, documentation, health information technology, scheduling, billing, goals, productivity, policies and procedures, and communication have all been designed and implemented around a care and financing model that emphasizes volume over value. The transition to value-based care (VBC) has the potential to change each of those areas in a significant way.

Interprofessional Practice (IPP)

The aim of the the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement's IPP Program is to address health disparities through the integration of oral health into primary care practice and the development of dependable and comprehensive oral health care pathways.

The DentaQuest Partnership works to aide in both the integration of oral health in primary care practice, as well as the coordination of care with dental partners.

Also recognizing the relationship between IPP, the triple aim, and value-based care, the DentaQuest Partnership employs various methodologies to achieve a cohesive oral health IPP system.

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Rather than trying to prove, we’re trying to improve.

Working with clinical partners across the country, we rely on the latest evidence from scientific research, clinical trials, and public health to develop a set of improvement strategies to close the gap between what we know and what we do. These protocols, tools, and technologies are then delivered to you through our Online Learning Center.

Dental Caries Management Virtual Practicum

Whether you're looking to improve the health of your patient population, improve the quality of care in your office or just interested in learning more about preventive approaches to managing dental caries.

This practicum is designed to assist your efforts to effectively implement a caries disease management program.