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NNOHA is the largest group of safety-net oral health practitioners in the country, and our members all share a commitment to increasing access to quality oral health care for underserved populations. NNOHA is committed to providing the highest quality resources and support designed to meet the unique needs of our members and their programs.
Jerry Brown, DMD, CDE.
People with diabetes are at higher risk for periodontal disease. In fact, periodontal disease is the most common dental disease affecting patients with diabetes. Research also suggests that treating gum disease can help improve blood sugar control in patients living with diabetes. This presentation discusses the challenges of patients living with diabetes, the special requirements patients have for regular professional periodontal care, good diet and diligent home care. Dental clinicians will be able to help patients understand how personal partnership with their dental health provider can help them manage their overall health with the goal of lowering their HbA1c and decreasing periodontal infection.