the Colorado Medical-Dental Integration Project
Launched in 2014, the Colorado Medical-Dental Integration Project (CO MDI) expanded access to dental services for populations who experienced limited access to dental care by integrating registered dental hygienists into medical care teams. Partner clinics focus on providing care to populations that experience oral health inequities.
This model is unique in the nation because of its integration of oral health as a part of general health and well-being. Through CO MDI, clinics have provided more than 70,000 visits for patients who otherwise may not receive care due to insurance status, transportation, geography, or socioeconomic status.
CO MDI Impact
Dental hygiene visits in a primary health care setting between 2015 and 2019.
Million invested since 2014
Organizations were awarded grants 2014–2019
Organizations were awarded grants 2018–2021, in partnership with the Colorado Health Foundation
CO MDI Wave II report coming soon in early 2023.