Presenter: Jamie Collins, RDH
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Thirty -three million Americans are afflicted by diabetes mellitus, with 7.2 million cases undiagnosed. With the increasing diabetes epidemic, it is estimated that by the year 2050 one in three Americans will be diabetic in their lifetime. Diabetic patients are 2-3 times more likely to develop periodontal disease than non-diabetics. With 80% of diabetics residing in the middle and lower class of American society dental clinicians have the ability to make a difference in the lives of these individuals. In 2018 new CDT codes were implemented to aid dental care workers to identify and help manage the oral systemic link of diabetes. This course will help identify the types, causes, and treatments to provide the best care possible.