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1 Introduction
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... Other challenges to improving access to oral health services include the lack of coordina­tion and integration among the oral health, public health, and medical health care systems; misaligned payment and education systems that focus on the treatment of dental disease rather than prevention; the lack of a robust evidence base for many dental procedures and workforce models; and regulatory barriers that prevent the exploration of alternative models of care.
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... , provided recommendations to improve the availability of dental care to underserved populations, integrate dental school education with medical school education, increase student exposure to alternative sites of care, increase diversity of the dental workforce, and eliminate barriers to improving working relationships among all oral health professionals. In July 2007 the IOM convened a 1-day planning meeting to consider challenges in access to oral health services.
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... Chapters 12–14 cover the third day of the workshop, focusing on the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders to improve access to oral health services. Appendix A is the workshop agenda, and Appendix B presents the biosketches of the members of the planning committee.

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