Dentists and other doctors may finally begin to talk to each other about their common patients, if two giant Orange County healthcare companies have any say in it.
Irvine’s Pacific Dental Services and Fountain Valley’s MemorialCare on Dec. 8 announced a new venture that will allow more dentists to work at medical practices.
“Dentistry operates in a whole separate world,” Pacific Dental founder and Chief Executive Stephen Thorne IV said. “We’re working hard on how we can integrate them with the physicians and the overall healthcare system. Oral health means better health.”