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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dentists Can Identify People with Undiagnosed Diabetes

Periodontal disease is an early complication of diabetes, and about 70 percent of U.S. adults see a dentist at least once a year

The study unveiled that a simple algorithm composed of two dental parameters, (which are the number of missing teeth and percentage of deep periodontal pockets) was "effective in identifying patients with unrecognized pre-diabetes or diabetes."

Dentists Can Identify People with Undiagnosed Diabetes
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