We believe that dental health is an important part of your overall health because poor dental health can cause serious problems in other parts of your body. That’s why we focus on your total health, with prevention in mind at all times. Members can experience the unique benefits of total health integration when they have both medical and dental coverage from Kaiser Permanente Northwest. Our dental and medical teams work together and have a coordinated approach to care, giving you another reason to smile.

Coordination. Our comprehensive electronic medical and dental record system gives Kaiser Permanente dental providers access to your relevant health history. This enables greater collaboration between our medical teams, dental teams, and pharmacies. Plus, your dentist can view your electronic health record to see if you’re due for a screening, lab test, or follow-up appointment.

Convenience. With many of our dental offices located in or near our medical offices, it’s faster and easier to take care of your total health in one stop. You can save a trip by taking care of minor medical needs, like flu shots or vaccinations, during your dental appointment.* Members can also manage their overall care seamlessly, online and through the Kaiser Permanente app.

Quality care. Our dental and medical teams collaborate for you and with you to help prevent illness and manage chronic conditions. We can help identify potential physical conditions before they become serious health issues. And we can help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease, which can contribute to physical illness.