Changing the Trajectories of Diabetes and Periodontitis
Oral health professionals who understand the interrelationship of the inflammatory burden shared by these two chronic diseases will be best prepared to provide customized treatment.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the association between diabetes and periodontal diseases.
- Identify the evidence-based statements that should guide treatment planning for patients at risk of or those who have diabetes.
- List the four categories of risk used in patient classification to help clinicians customize treatment.
This course was published in the September 2017 issue and expires September 2020. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.