Colgate Oral Health Network

Managing Diabetes in the Dental Office: Patient Considerations

This program addresses the relationship between oral health and diabetes and is designed to provide the practitioner with management considerations for the patient with diabetes. An overview of diabetes will be discussed as well as its oral manifestations, consequences, and treatment recommendations.

Learning objectives

  • Define diabetes and differentiate between each type.
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
  • Identify the risk factors and systemic complications of diabetes.
  • Discuss the oral complications and management considerations for the dental patient with diabetes.