Diabetes: A Multifaceted Syndrome with Treatment Considerations in Dentistry

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PLEASE NOTE: This continuing education course is being archived and will no longer be available for credit after the expiration date.

Introduction – Diabetes

Diabetes is a complex, chronic illness that requires ongoing medical care with strategic risk reduction strategies beyond glycemic control. Patients require self-management education and support to prevent acute complications and reduce the risk of long-term complications. Recognized as a major global public health problem and the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., proper management of diabetes will positively impact a patient’s oral health, especially as it relates to risk for periodontal disease. This course provides current evidence-based information for the dental professional to include in the treatment and education for patients with diabetes. The course reviews the relationship between oral health and diabetes, followed by practical and applicable recommendations that can be easily incorporated into the dental treatment plan.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Ms. Slim reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
  • Dr. Stegeman is an employee of The Procter and Gamble Company.


  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • 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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