Caring for Children With Diabetes
Oral health professionals are well positioned to provide the extensive preventive and therapeutic care required to maintain the oral health of this patient population.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the epidemiology of diabetes in pediatric patients, and common oral complications in this population.
- Explain the pathophysiology of diabetes and its potential impact on oral health.
- Discuss research that indicates parents/caregivers of children with diabetes may not be aware of the relationship between diabetes and oral health.
- Provide appropriate clinical care for children with diabetes
This course was published in the April 2017 issue and expires April 2020. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.