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BACKGROUND The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) has been increasing. Instances of patients' not having received a diagnosis have been reported widely, as have instances of poor control of DM or prediabetes among patient's who have the disease. These facts indicate that blood glucose screening is needed. METHODS As part of The Dental Practice-Based(More)
This study compared the number of patients treated per year by general dentists and dental hygienists in solo practice and by those employed by a large group practice. Information on the annual number of patient visits to solo general dental practitioners comes from the 2013 American Dental Association (ADA) Survey of Dental Practice. Patient visits were(More)
HealthPartners is a collection of medical, dental, pharmacy, hospital, and health promotion and research units in the upper Midwest. The dental component includes 24 dental clinics and a network of 2,500 dentists in a PPO plan, supported by a quality management team. An important feature of this network of clinics and dentists is the opportunity for pooling(More)
Large group practices and any other arrangement of dentists who depend on the quality of care provided by their associates have an inherent interest in continued competency as a means of raising the standards for the entire group. Doing it together offers advantages. The dental component of HealthPartners is a multispecialty, multi-clinic system with about(More)
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