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Putting Oral Health Back in the Picture

Dentistry has evolved apart from the rest of health care. The separation is not just in care delivery, financing and education; it is so systemic that the health services research community rarely investigates dental care issues, and many health professions’ leadership programs omit dental care providers. There are important historical reasons for this separation, but in today’s health care landscape the split is increasingly detrimental for the health and well-being of patients. Learn More »


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The Virtual Dental Home: Using Technology and Staffing Innovation to Expand Access to Care

I have always been interested in the boundaries between science and humanity, and health care is a place where those things come together. One of my most important projects is the Virtual Dental Home. Like the medical home, the dental home is a system where care is coordinated to provide the patient with all the services he or she needs to stay healthy. The emphasis is on prevention, health promotion, and education so that patients only get surgery when they need it.

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Mission Possible - Improving the Lives of All Older Adults in Marin: Needs and Assets Scan of Culturally Appropriate Services for Older Adults in Marin County

Author: Angela Marks, Sunita Mutha

EXTERNAL PUBLICATION: Marin Community Foundation. The report presents findings of a community engaged evaluation of the capacity of Marin’s key service providers in the aging field to provide high quality, culturally appropriate services to a growing diverse population.