Improving Oral Health 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.
  • Tele-dentistry.
  • 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 70,000 patients have been seen in the four and half years of the Colorado Medical-Dental Integration (CO MDI) Project.

Find out how it was done