CIPCOH will serve as a national resource for systems-based research on oral health integration into primary care training with special emphasis on training enhancements that will advance the recruitment, training, and retention of primary care providers who are competent to deliver high quality, cost-effective, patient-centered oral health promotion and disease prevention that addresses oral health disparities and meets the unique needs of communities.
CIPCOH conducts innovative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative systems-based research on assessing the current status of oral health integration with primary care training and examining best practices and exemplary models of education and practice.
Ongoing and future studies will allow us to :
Identify successful integration efforts of oral health in primary care training and practice.
Develop evaluation methods for a range of programs across the learning and practice spectrum.
Disseminate these tools for the use of those involved in primary care delivery including trainees, practitioners, health system administrators and policymakers.