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Chances are that you are treating patients with diabetes. With 6.2 percent of the US population having diabetes, you can expect to have more than 120 diabetic patient visits per year. This includes the 5 percent of diabetic patients who are Type 1 and the 95 percent who are Type 2. And the incidence of diabetes is growing dramatically.
Patients with well-controlled diabetes can often be treated in similar ways as non-diabetic patients. Nevertheless, patients with diabetes often do have special needs.
The Journal of the American Dental Association
- Diabetes and Oral Health: Treating the Patient with Diabetes Mellitus (November 2003)
- The Effect of Diabetes Mellitus on Endodontic Treatment Outcome: Data from an Electronic Patient Record (January 2003)
- For the Dental Patient--Diabetes: Tips for Good Oral Health (July 2010) (PDF)
- Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Guide for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry and Dental Professionals (National Diabetes Education Program)
- Science in the News: U.S. Preventative Services Task Force Updates Screening Recommendations for Type 2 Diabetes
- Science in the News: Study Shows Oral Health Findings Can Help Identify Unrecognized Diabetes