• Reform dentistry but don't blindly copy the medical model

    4 monthes ago - By Health Business Blog

    It's always struck me as odd that the dental and medical systems are so separate. Oral health and overall health are closely interlinked, and the mouth is just as much a part of the body as anything else. A commentary in Health Affairs by Elizabeth A. Mertz, a dental professor at UCSF does a good job of laying out the current state and what to expect going forward. While I learned from the article and agree with many of the conclusions, I do think it's important that dentistry continue to deviate in some ways from the path followed by the medical profession.
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