Dent@Prevent – Implementation of claims data & PROMS into (dental) medical care

>Federal Joint Committee | Innovation Fund

Disease incidenceStatistical Analyses

Studies indicate that there are common risk factors for chronic dental disease and other chronic conditions. This relationship is particularly striking in the case of gingivitis (periodontitis), diabetes and heart disease (coronary heart disease). There is also evidence of insufficient cooperation between human and dental medicine.

The Dent@Prevent-Project aims to improve cooperation between medical staff within and outside the dental profession and is funded by the Innovation Fund new forms of care by the Federal Joint Committee. The objective is to ensure that doctors and patients are equally well informed and can thus decide together on how to continue treatment. The first step is to investigate how and why dental and other chronic diseases are related. To this end, scientific articles will be systematically evaluated and anonymised claims data from health insurance companies (GKV) will be analysed. The PMV research group is responsible for the preparation and analyses of the SHI claims data.

At the same time, a smartphone app is being developed that will help to focus treatment decisions more strongly on the individual patient. With the app, patients can, for example, provide individual information on their oral health and general state of health. Together with the results of the literature search and the analysis of health insurance data, this selfinformation flows into the development of a digital decision support system that supports doctors in planning treatment for individual patients.

Duration: 2017–2020
Project partners: Prof. Dr. Dr. Stefan Listl (Radboud university medical center & University Hospital Heidelberg) | Prof. Dr. Martin Hellmich (IMSB, University of Cologne) | Prof. Dr. Petra Knaub (IMBI, University Heidelberg) | Joachim Bentz (SpectrumK GmbH, Berlin) | Dr. Jochen Walker (InGef, Berlin) | Prof. Dr. Winfried Walther (Academy for advanced dental training, Karlsruhe) | Prof. Dr. Bernt-Peter Robra (ISMG, University Magdeburg) | Dr. Joachim Fessler (Guidline Group Hessen, BKK Arztnetz Rhein-Main)
Funding reference number: 01VSF16052
Methods: Statistical Analyses, Literature Research
Topics: Disease incidence, Costs and Benefits
Data: Claims data


Blaschke K, Seitz M, Schubert I, Listl S.
Methodological approaches for investigating links between dental and chronic diseases with claims data: a scoping study. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2019; 79: 334-342

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Smits K, Kalmus O, Haux C, Seitz M, van der Zande M, Schubert I, Listl S.
Towards a decision support system to better integrate primary and dental care. International Journal of Integrated Care 2019; 19: 479

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Seitz M, Listl S, Bartols A, Schubert I, Blaschke K, Haux C, Van der Zande M.
Current knowledge on correlation between highliy prevalent dental conditions and dental diseases: an umbrella review. Preventing Chronic Disease 2019; 16: E132

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Seitz M, Haux C, Knaup P, Schubert I, Listl S.
Approach towards an evidence-oriented knowledge and data acquisition for the optimization of interdisciplinary care in dentistry and general medicine. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2018; 247: 671-674

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Haux C, Schubert I, Seitz W, Knaup P, Listl S.
Entwicklung eines Entscheidungsunterstützungssystems zur Verbesserung der interdisziplinären Versorgung von Allgemein- und Zahnmedizin. Forum der Medizin_Dokumentation und Medizin_Informatik 2017; 19: 116-117

Haux C, Schubert I, Ganzinger M, Knaup P, Listl S.
Implementierung von Routinedaten und PROMs in die evidenz-informierte intersektorale (zahn-)medizinische Versorgung. Abstract zum 16. Deutschen Kongress für Versorungsforschung, Berlin. 2017;

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