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Course Title: The Dental Professional’s role in Managing the Diabetic Patient
(1-2 hours)

 

As the prevalence of diabetes continues to increase in the United States so too will the number of Dental patients affected by the disease.

This program addresses the relationship between oral health complication and diabetes. It is designed to provide the practitioner with management considerations for the patient with diabetes. An overview of diabetes will be discussed as well as its oral manifestations, consequences, and treatment recommendations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define diabetes and differentiate between each type.
  • Describe the sign and symptoms of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
  • Identify risk factors and systemic complications of diabetes.
  • Discuss the oral complication and management considerations for the dental patient with diabetes.