MORE Care (Medical Oral Expanded Care) is an initiative of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement that aims to integrate oral health competencies and capabilities into primary care offices while building patient-centered referral networks with local dental providers using health information technology. As we move into a new era of healthcare, MORE Care provides the framework to help clinics achieve a more comprehensive approach to healthcare.
The MORE Care Process
Using a Breakthrough Series Collaborative model, MORE Care works within communities to establish interprofessional oral health networks (IPOHNs) to integrate and coordinate person-centered oral health care.
The MORE Care project team focuses first on assisting the medical practices in developing the skills and adopting the processes necessary to integrate oral health services into their existing workflows. Medical practices then work to implement health information technology solutions which enable electronic referral communication to dental practices. MORE Care provides an adaptable framework, so communities can make modifications based on their specific needs. This allows for the creation of localized solutions within each system.