The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) has reached over 12% in the US, where it is the seventh leading cause of death and a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, and non-traumatic lower-limb amputation.
This important topic will be covered along with Childhood Caries and Obesity: Common Risk Factors, Early Childhood Caries: Screening Tools for Risk Assessment, Insurance-Related Barriers to Dental Care Access, and Education and Collaborative Practice Across Borders and Professions.
Upon completion of reading these articles, the clinician will be able to:
- Learn how an easy-to-use, patient-acceptable in-office test can uncover the presence of diabetes mellitus.
- See how simple interventions to promote healthy diet and behavior can help prevent both childhood caries and obesity.
- Discover the latest approaches for identifying children at risk of developing dental caries.
- Become aware of reasons for oral healthcare disparities among some ethnic and cultural groups in the US.