Implant Care in Patients with Diabetes
While implant therapy is a feasible option in patients with this metabolic disorder, oral health professionals need to consider a variety of factors before moving forward.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the risks caused by tooth loss.
- Discuss the bidirectional relationship between diabetes and periodontal diseases.
- List the factors that influence implant therapy success and failure.
- Explain protective strategies that both clinicians and patients can use to improve implant health.
This course was issued in October 2019 and expires October 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.