Improving oral health outcomes
by integrating medical and dental care

This toolkit serves as a how-to guide for medical organizations seeking to fully integrate a dental hygienist into a medical care team. Medical-dental integration can take on various forms including:

  • Oral health promotion by medical providers.
  • Co-locating dental services on-site at primary care practices.
  • Teledentistry.
  • Fully integrating dental hygienists into medical care teams.

Join the growing number of medical practices providing fully integrated dental hygiene services.

Steps to medical-dental integration

Proven experience

More than 73,500 patient visits took place in the first five years of the Colorado Medical-Dental Integration (CO MDI) Project.

Find out how it was done