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A harder look at oral cancer
This line is a creation of Woody Allen, but for a long time, it could have described the progress being made in the realm of "medical-dental" integration. Under such a model, dentists would practice in a way that would cut down on future medical care. The patients would enjoy greater health, and the payers-particularly cross-platform companies-would prosper through reduced claims costs. For the most part, it's a notion that's been playing at decidedly smaller venues, usually accompanied by stirring press releases about insurers springing for more periodontal care.