The Virtual Dental Home: Implications for Policy and Strategy


Paul Glassman, Maureen Harrington, Elizabeth Mertz, Maysa Namakian

Jul. 01, 2012

Widely recognized problems with the U.S. health care system, including rapidly increasing costs and disparities in access and outcomes also exist in oral health. If oral health systems are to meet the "Triple Aim" of improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita costs of health care, new and innovative strategies will be needed including new regulatory, delivery, and financing systems. The virtual dental home is one such system.