The Role of the Dental Professional in the Treatment of the Diabetic Patient:

As the prevalence of diabetes continues to increase in the United States, so too will the number of dental patients affected by the disease. Almost one third of our senior population will develop Diabetes. One out of three of these seniors will be undiagnosed. This lectures is specifically geared for the Dentist and Dental Hygienist.

This presentation addresses the relationship between oral health and diabetes and will discuss the practitioners role with management considerations for the patient with diabetes. An overview of diabetes will be discussed as well as its oral manifestations, consequences, and treatment recommendations.

Learning Objectives:
• Define diabetes and differentiate between each type
• Review the role the Dentist and Dental Hygienist have in early detection for the diagnosis of diabetes
• Describe the signs and symptoms of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
• Identify the risk factors and systemic complications of diabetes
• Discuss the oral complications and management considerations for the dental patient with diabetes

  • CE Credit: 3
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  • Supported by:Colgate
Daniel G. Pompa

Daniel G. Pompa, DDS

From handling a medical emergency to deciding on an alternative treatment plan when cases take an unexpected turn, attendees will benefit from Daniel G. Pompa, DDS’s courses. With guidelines and principles that broaden your situational awareness and understanding, participants’ confidence and patient outcomes can improve. Sharing new and proven clinical approaches while expanding problem-solving and analytical skills, Dr. Pompa’s highly interactive presentations include multi-media and live demonstrations. Additionally, attendees will gain insight into the decision making process by reviewing multiple case history scenarios. Dr. Pompa uses this approach across a wide spectrum of topics, in an effort to improve patient outcomes. He consistently receives exceptional reviews and repeat engagements. Content is based on 30 years of experience as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon supported by a thorough review of the most recent evidence-based dental and medical literature. Dr. Pompa co-established The Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Forest Hills, New York in 1985. After graduating from New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Pompa completed a GPR at Long Island Jewish Hospital, followed by specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Lincoln Hospital, New York Medical College. He has earned Fellowship status in both the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and International Congress of Oral Implantologists.