ProHEALTH Dental Expands To New Jersey Through Clinical Affiliation with Riverside Medical Group

Posted on May 7, 2018

ProHEALTH Dental is expanding its Oral Health Integration model through a Clinical Affiliation Agreement with Riverside Medical Group, the premiere medical practice in Northern New Jersey with over 200 providers serving 250,000 unique patients at over 85 locations in Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Hudson, Middlesex, Burlington and Camden counties.

“The clinical literature is clear that poor oral health is a leading contributor to many chronic diseases including diabetes, pulmonary and heart disease, and certain cancers including oral cancer which is the cause of over 10,000 deaths/year in the United States. Through our affiliation with ProHEALTH Dental, we will collectively address this issue through patient education and coordinated medical/dental care,” said Dr. Azzam Baker, founder and Co-President of Riverside Medical Group.

Dr. Omar Baker, Riverside’s Co-President and Chief Quality & Safety Officer said:

“Riverside has an ingrained culture of delivering the highest quality, accessible and most affordable care. We achieve this through adherence to evidence based best practices, integration and continual innovation that has enabled us to transform care delivery in the region while delivering a superior patient experience. A dental care clinical affiliation with our complete medical home model is a natural evolution for our pediatric and adult patient population that will inevitably allow us to optimize managing the population while improving overall public health. ProHEALTH Dental has demonstrated they are leading the industry in the integration of medicine and dentistry, and we are confident that we will accomplish this important goal together in the region.”

“We are extremely proud that Riverside has selected us as their oral health affiliate – their commitment to providing high quality medical care goes back over three decades and, through our affiliation, we can work together to ensure that patients understand the importance of good oral health and provide state-of-the-art dental services to the patients and communities they serve,” said Norton Travis, CEO of ProHEALTH Dental.

ProHEALTH Dental’s initial clinical affiliation was with ProHEALTH Care Associates, LLP, a 900+ physician practice serving over 1.2 million patients at 300+ locations throughout Long Island and the metropolitan New York area. Last year, ProHEALTH Dental expanded its model to include an Academic and Clinical Affiliation Agreement with The Mount Sinai Health System / Icahn School of Medicine with affiliated practices in Queens and Brooklyn.

Through its affiliations with ProHEALTH Care and Mount Sinai, ProHEALTH Dental has in operation and development nine (9) dental offices serving patients of all ages throughout Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn. The affiliation with Riverside will add four (4) state-of-the-art dental offices in Hoboken, Edison, Secaucus and Clifton this year, with additional offices planned for next year.

“We believe that this is the model of the future,” said Travis. “It’s time to break down the historical barrier between medicine and dentistry and have these important healthcare professionals work together to improve the oral and overall health of their patients.”

About ProHEALTH Dental:

Based in Lake Success, New York, ProHEALTH Dental partners with health systems and medical groups to coordinate dental services with primary care medical services and promote the oral and overall health and well-being of their patients. Under these partnership arrangements, ProHEALTH Dental develops state-of-the-art dental offices to provide both preventative and restorative dentistry, as well as all needed specialty services, for both children and adults. ProHEALTH Dental currently operates in Nassau County and Queens, New York, with planned expansions throughout Long Island, the five boroughs and New Jersey. For more information, contact Norton L. Travis, CEO atntravis@prohealthdentalmanagement.com or 516-622-6000 ext. 3268 or visit www.prohealthcaredental.com.

About Riverside Medical Group:

Riverside Medical Group is the premier medical practice in Northern New Jersey serving patients in counties. Started over 40 years ago and is now serving Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Hudson, Middlesex, Burlington and Camden counties. Riverside has been able to grow due to its unwavering commitment to continuity of care and evidence-based medicine of the highest caliber. We have over 85 locations specializing in Adult Medicine, Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology, Behavioral & Mental Health, Cardiology, Developmental Pediatrics, ENT, Gastroenterology, Foot & Ankle, Ophthalmology, Pain Management, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Physical Therapy, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, and Sleep Medicine. As a nationally designated “Patient Centered Medical Home,” Riverside is able to provide patient-focused precision medical care to your entire family. The team consists of 200 board certified medical providers trained at the most prestigious academic institutions in the nation. Riverside offers the longest hours of operation of any private multi-specialty group in the country, with our headquarters open 365 days a year from 7 AM - midnight. As an advocate for prenatal health and birthing education, Riverside offers free prenatal, breastfeeding, and diabetes education classes. Welcome to Riverside; where your family is our family. To learn more, please visit: www.riversidemedgroup.com

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