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Mission Statement We are dedicated to improving oral health through the coordination and provision of community based oral health services for Medicaid eligible individuals and other populations in need.
DENTAL3 "D3" was formed in 2014 as a unique partnership of Medicaid Dental Plans, Coordinated Care Organizations and Community Partners to advance the goals of transformation by furthering oral health in the Portland Oregon metropolitan community. This is accomplished by providing and coordinating oral health preventive services in alternative care settings. At its core, D3 functions as a "public health overlay" with a community focus, pulling together disparate systems of health and safety net structures to align under a common coordinated approach to meet the needs of Medicaid eligible individuals and other populations in need.
D3 and its partners provide community based services to reach those individuals who might not otherwise seek care, connecting them to the system through outreach. Providing services in community settings increases overall capacity for less cost. Better communication and improved connectivity reduces unnecessary treatment and increases prevention services. Risk assessments and early interventions decrease disease burden. Shared services for common responsibilities (encounter data, member navigation) reduces administrative costs.