Dental Professionals Poised to Push Health Care into a New Era

Open mouth with mirror and explorerThe evidence connecting oral health to overall health continues to grow, and this is leading to changes in the way both dental and medical professional approach the care they provide to patients. When the root cause of health problems can be addressed, patients experience better outcomes and healthier lives. However, for this new approach to truly impact patients on a large scale, health care professionals need to take a new approach. In this article published on Dentalcompare, Editor Noah Levine interviews Dr. Charles Whitney, a physician who believes dental professionals are in the best position to lead this transformation of health care. Dr. Whitney is working to spread the message that by focusing on oral-systemic health and educating their medical colleagues, dentists and hygienists can lead the way to what he calls a Third Era approach to health care. Read the article

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