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The benefits and challenges of reintegrating dental and medical care


February 24, 2017

Dentists take care of our mouths, and doctors take care of the rest of us—but it’s becoming increasingly clear that oral health and overall health are inextricably linked. In this month’s podcast, dentist and future physician Lisa Simon talks about the potential benefits and challenges of bringing dentistry and medicine back together after a 150-year separation.

A graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Simon is currently the HSDM Fellow in Oral Health and Medicine Integration and a medical student at Harvard Medical School.

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Related links:
Bridging the Dental Divide
Overcoming Historical Separation Between Oral and General Health Care
HSDM Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine