Colgate Oral Health Network

The Dental Professional’s Role in Managing the Patient with Diabetes

An overview of diabetes will be discussed as well as its oral manifestations, consequences, and treatment recommendations.

  • 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.