Report proposes primary care offices include dental care

The primary care physician's office may be a better setting to provide preventive oral healthcare to vulnerable populations than the dentist's office, according to a recent whitepaper. More than 112 private practices and community health centers in five states are field-testing the report's suggestions, according to Dentistry IQ. The publication reviews the white paper's proposals but also suggests that primary care offices open their doors and include dental hygienists or dental assistants as full members of the practice's team. Article