Primary Care and Dental Science

Dentistry is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity that is common in the dentition however also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, significantly in the maxillofacial area. Although primarily related to teeth among the overall public, the field of dentistry or dental medicine isn't restricted to teeth. However, includes alternative aspects of the craniofacial complex as well as the temporomandibular joint and different supporting muscular, lymphatic, nervous, vascular, and anatomical structures. Health care in neglected population can be improved by increasing the utilization of existing health care providers, particularly dentists, an opportunity that has been largely ignored. There has been a growing sentiment among the dental and medical community that better integration and coordination between medicine and dentistry would be beneficial. Integrating and collaborating primary care with oral health can most obvious benefit would be an increase in the effectiveness and efficiency of both dental and primary care professionals in preventing disease.

 

  • • Dental Family Care
  • • Oral Health and Primary Care

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