What Is True Medical-Dental Integration?
You would think that any progress made in the area of medical-dental integration would be a step forward. But why does it seem like the first step is a futile, bottom-up approach?
Anything that improves access to care for patients is a very welcome development. If it doesn’t promote true medical-dental integration, however, then that very development could lead to even more confusion over where one healthcare professional’s responsibilities end and another’s begins.
In this episode of The Patient First Podcast, I discuss a recent development in the medical field that promises to improve access to vital dental treatment while raising more questions about the future of medical-dental integration. I also share the solution that promises to do much more to improve communication and patient case collaboration between these two closely related fields of care.
I’m Dr. Bryan Laskin, author of The Patient First Manifesto, and a dentist who’s actively working on solutions that support true medical-dental integration.
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