The virtual dental home: implications for policy and strategy

J Calif Dent Assoc. 2012 Jul;40(7):605-11.


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.

MeSH terms

  • California
  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration
  • Dental Auxiliaries / education
  • Dental Auxiliaries / statistics & numerical data
  • Dental Care / organization & administration*
  • Dental Care for Disabled / organization & administration
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Health Planning
  • Health Policy*
  • Health Services Accessibility*
  • Humans
  • Poverty
  • Practice Management, Dental / economics
  • Practice Management, Dental / organization & administration
  • Remuneration
  • Telemedicine / methods
  • United States
  • User-Computer Interface*
  • Vulnerable Populations*
  • Workforce