Periodontal disease and diabetes share some life-style risk factors, like smoking, and there is a two-way relationship: patients with uncontrolled diabetes have a 3-fold higher risk to develop advanced periodontitis, while untreated periodontitis further dysregulates glycemic balance.
The diabetes – periodontitis relationship is known among the dental community since quite some years ago and we should routinely inform our diabetic patients about the importance of proper periodontal treatment and healthy periodontium in regards with their diabetic status. Efficient periodontitis treatment in diabetic patients has shown a significant additive effect in lowering HbA1c blood levels, accompanied by improved vascular and kidney function, and reduced systemic inflammation (D´Áiuto et al., 2018).
This lecture will focus on: key facts about periodontitis and diabetes and their mutual relationship, how to identify those at risk, screening for perio and for diabetes in the dental office, how to give personalized advice to perio and diabetes patients and key issues of patient treatment.
Tribune Group GmbH is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Tribune Group designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Tribune Group GmbH and Dental Tribune International GmbH.
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