Periodontal Management of the Diabetic Patient

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Introduction - Diabetic Patient
Periodontal Management of the Diabetic Patient provides information to assist clinicians in understanding the diabetes mellitus disease state and how it affects the course and treatment of periodontal diseases. The course reviews the manifestations and epidemiology of diabetes mellitus, its control and measures. It also reviews periodontal risk factors and indicators and the goals of periodontal therapies. Finally, the effects of uncontrolled diabetes on periodontal disease are discussed, as well as the effects of uncontrolled periodontal disease on diabetes mellitus. The objective of the course is to review the rationale for the importance of diagnosing and treating periodontal disease as a necessary part of the diabetic patient’s overall healthcare.

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  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.

Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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