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Compend Contin Educ Dent. 1996 Jan;17(1):82, 84, 86 passim.

Dental management of patients with diabetes mellitus.

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University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, USA.


It is estimated that a total of 16 million Americans are suffering fro m diabetes mellitus (DM). Dental health-care providers are involved in screening for this disease, as well as treating numerous patients with DM. As do all medically complex patients, individuals with DM pose a challenge for dental providers. This article describes the pathogenesis and physiology of DM and recommends guidelines for dental care.

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