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Screening of Hyperglycemia in the Dental Office: Is It Feasible?

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2022 IADR/APR General Session

The 100 th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was held in conjunction with the 5th Meeting of the Asia Pacific Region. The virtual meeting was attended by individuals from around the world. Those attending the meeting could choose from among 207 Interactive Talk sessions, seven Focused Learning Sessions, three Hands-on Workshops, five satellite symposia, 52 Symposia, one Distinguished Lecture Series and a plenary. 

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Session Description 
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), according to the World Health Organization, kill 41 million people each year (71% of all deaths). Among them, diabetes mellitus has a clearly established bidirectional relationship with periodontitis: on one hand, diabetes is a risk factor for onset and progression of periodontitis; on the other hand, periodontitis has been associated with diabetes onset, poorer glycemic control and higher incidence of diabetes complications. These associations have suggested the possible role of oral health professionals in the screening of undiagnosed diabetes or prediabetes. Indeed, consensus among key stakeholders including physicians, dentists and dental hygienists have led to recommendations for the early identification of diabetes or prediabetes, as this may reduce the risk for complications and comorbidities among subjects unaware of suffering these conditions. However, it remains unclear which is the most adequate protocol/model or if periodontal measures should be taken into consideration. Thus, the aim of this symposium is to present and discuss different models potentially useful for the identification of undiagnosed hyperglycemia in the dental setting.

Learning Objectives
  • To revise and evaluate the proposed protocols for the screening of hyperglycemia in the dental office
  • To promote the implementation of screening of hyperglycemia by means of user-friendly protocols among clinicians in dental settings
  • To increase the awareness of the importance of the association between periodontitis and diabetes mellitus

Presentation Date
June 24, 2022

Iain Chapple - Periodontitis and non-Communicable Diseases
Zehra Yonel - Strategies and Patients Perception of Screening for non-Communicable Diseases in the Dental Office
Bruno Loos - Development and Validation of a Screening Model for Diabetes Mellitus in Patients With Periodontitis in Dental Settings
David Herrera - Screening of Undiagnosed Hyperglycaemia in the Dental Setting: the DiabetRisk Study.

Sponsoring Groups/Networks
Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research

CE Credits
1.5 Hours

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