|TRANSFORMATION: Oral health is an essential component of our overall health that must not be siloed from the rest of health care, as it is too expensive for patients and the system. Changing this reality will take a concerted, collaborative effort from every stakeholder. Together, providers, payors, policy makers, employers and patients must collaborate to build an oral health system that works for everyone.
Preventistry in Action
In practice, Preventistry can take many different forms, includes many different stakeholders, and always aims to provide the best for patients and the system. “Preventists” are people with different professions in different communities working toward the same purpose — they serve on the front lines of dental care, advocate for system-wide change and go beyond what's expected to improve oral health for all.
Advantage Dental, a leading dental care organization accountable care organization (ACO) in Oregon and a part of DentaQuest’s Care Delivery group, is an example of the power of this transformation. By shifting away from a model that rewards volume to one that rewards value and health outcomes, Advantage Dental locations lowered costs, increased access and improved health outcomes. This short video tells the story: