Pacific Dental Services Launches Combination Dental-Medical Practice

These 3 practices combine to create a comprehensive health and oral care experience for its patients.

Pacific Dental Services® has announced the launch of its comprehensive health and oral care services as 3 practices in 1 location. Union Village Modern Dentistry, Union Village Kid’s Dentistry, and Union Village Medical group will collaborate and join to combine medical and dental into 1 space.

This combined practice will allow patients to see both medical and dental professionals in a single location. The concept aims to focus on the connection between oral health and whole-body health, according to a press release from the company. Because of the link between oral health and body health, to professionals Sarah Oweis, DMD, and Elena Garcia, M.D., partnering with this practice was a no-brainer.

"For years, dental providers have known that the oral cavity is the 'gateway' to a patient's overall health," Dr Garcia said in the press release. "When infection and disease go untreated, including cavities and periodontal disease, the inflammatory response in the mouth creates an overflow effect –chronic inflammation – which can lead to systemic conditions. This is why it is essential for medical and dental professionals to better communicate on behalf of patients.”

The healthcare practices can exchange patient data by using the Epic® health records system and the patients benefit by being able to see their providers all in a single location.

"Imagine a patient being able to get their teeth checked by a dentist, and based on gum inflammation noted in their records, their doctor can order tests to check their heart," Dr Oweis said in the press release. "With these new healthcare practices and their integrated technology, that is now a reality for patients to receive unprecedented care. Technology is key to dental-medical integration and whole-body health.”

The practice will offer a variety of health care services to bring modern treatment and better outcomes to its patients. These treatments include same-day crowns, x-rays, oral cancer screenings, as well as other clinical procedures and technologies. It is located in Nevada.