Management of the patient with diabetes mellitus in the dental office

Brian L. Mealey

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3 Scopus citations


Due to the high prevalence of diabetes mellitus in the population, it is common for people with diabetes, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, to seek care in the dental office. Patients with diabetes may require precautions before, during, and after dental treatment. Proper management of these patients in the dental office requires a thorough understanding of current diagnosis and medical treatment of diabetes. This chapter provides clinical pathways of care for use in the dental office, including periodontal therapy and dental implant therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiabetes Mellitus and Oral Health
Subtitle of host publicationAn Interprofessional Approach
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781118887837
ISBN (Print)9781118377802
StatePublished - May 27 2014


  • Dental implant therapy
  • Dental office
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Periodontal therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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