Value-Based Dental Care A Major Paradigm Shift

Value-Based Dental Care: A Major Paradigm Shift

Wednesday, September 25
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CT)

Value-based healthcare is a healthcare delivery model in which providers are paid based on patient health outcomes. Providers are rewarded for helping patients improve their health and live healthier lives. Medicine and dentistry have traditionally been driven by fee-for-service reimbursement. This presentation will provide evidence-based information on caries risk assessment and caries management that underlies value-based dental care. It will aid the practitioner and his/her team in delivering personalized optimal care for all patients in clinical practice. Widespread implementation in dental practice will require a major paradigm shift in funding dental care. The practicing dentist will need to be funded based upon providing care that improves health care outcomes. This system will only work if the patient, the provider, and third-party payers understand and can benefit from the change. Value-based dental care gives patients genuine hope and success in managing their oral health. 

Dr. John D. Featherstone

Dean Emeritus of the School of Dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Professor Emeritus of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences at UCSF

Dr. John Featherstone is Dean Emeritus of the School of Dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Professor Emeritus of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences at UCSF.  He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wellington (New Zealand).  

His research over the past 49 years has covered several aspects of cariology (study of tooth decay), he was one of the scientists who established how fluoride really works, and he was a pioneer in research on laser interactions with hard tissues. His work has led to the development and marketing of new lasers that have advanced laser dentistry. He spearheaded the development of CAMBRA® (caries management by risk assessment) at UCSF which has been clinically proven over more than 20 years. He is currently active in encouraging the implementation of Optimal Intervention Dentistry across the world. 

He has received numerous National and International awards, including the Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Dental Caries from the International Association for Dental Research (2002); the Zsolnai Prize for outstanding research in dental caries from the European Organization for Caries Research (2002); T.H. Maiman Award: for excellence in dental laser research. Academy of Laser Dentistry, 2002; the Norton Ross Award for excellence in clinical research from the American Dental Association (2007); the Lifetime Achievment Medal from the Alpha Omega International Dental Organization, 2022 and the Americn Dental Association Distinguished Service Award, 2023. He is as an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fouchard Society, an honorary lifetime member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and also an honorary lifetime member of the American Dental Association. He has published over 320 papers and book chapters.

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