Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Discuss the manifestations and epidemiology of diabetes mellitus.
  • Summarize diabetic control and its measures.
  • Identify periodontal risk factors and indicators.
  • List the goals of periodontal therapy.
  • Explain the potential consequences of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus on periodontal disease.
  • Explain the potential consequences of uncontrolled periodontal disease on diabetes mellitus.
  • Discuss the effects of diabetes to the response to periodontal therapies.