Dental Diabetes Detection
Does it make sense to offer diabetic screenings in a dental office? New research tends to suggest that under specific circumstances it does.
According to ScienceDaily.com, “An overwhelming majority of people who have periodontal (gum) disease are also at high risk for diabetes and should be screened for diabetes, a New York University nursing-dental research team has found. The researchers also determined that half of those at risk had seen a dentist in the previous year, concluded that dentists should consider offering diabetes screenings in their offices, and described practical approaches to conducting diabetes screenings in dental offices.”