Oral health is linked to overall health, and mounting evidence suggests that addressing oral health can improve patient care, improve population health, and reduce costs. In this webinar, a leading researcher shares findings from a study of private insurance claims linking treatment of gum disease with significantly lower costs for individuals with diabetes and other chronic conditions. You will also hear about a program under way at Hennepin Health in Minnesota to connect patients with regular dental care and prevent costly visits to hospital emergency departments. And NASHP provides an overview of a new brief and online toolkit that explore these topics and draw out lessons for state policymakers.
This webinar is supported by the Washington Dental Service Foundation.
- Dr. Marjorie Jeffcoat, Professor and Dean Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
- Julie Bluhm, Clinical Program Manager, Hennepin Health
- Reactor: Dr. Bob Russell, Public Health Dental Director, Iowa Department of Public Health
- Moderator: Andrew Snyder, Program Manager, NASHP