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Diabetes is on the rise in the United States — and the numbers are staggering. More than 37 million adults — about 1 in 10 — have the disease that costs an estimated $327 billion in medical costs and lost wages every year. Further upstream, approximately 96 million adults have prediabetes, and more than 8 in 10 of those adults don’t know they have it.
What role can oral health providers play in curbing those numbers?
Our expert panel — including a dental team from Jessie Trice Community Health System and a research team from Health Choice Network — will share their collaborative work identifying patients with diabetes and linking them to primary care. They’ll discuss screening for diabetes in the dental setting, highlight patient education efforts, and share the workflow they developed to connect the most at-risk patients to medical services. They’ll also share early results of their work, which show a promising path forward for patients and evidence of the value of medical-dental integration.
- Recognize the role oral health providers can play in the early detection of diabetes.
- Recognize the role oral health providers can play in helping patients manage diabetes by linking them to medical care.
- Discuss the need to integrate diabetes screening into oral health care.
- Explain the process and workflow one oral health organization used to improve the early diagnosis of diabetes among its patient population.
Hirut Kassaye, MPH, PCMH-CCE, CLSSGB, Research Engagement and Project Administrator, Health Choice Network
Katherine Chung-Bridges, MD, MPH, Director of Research and Family Physician, Health Choice Network
Dana Walker, DDS, General Dentist, Faculty AEGD Residency Program, Jessie Trice Community Health System
Yesenia Padron, Lead Dental Assistant, Jessie Trice Community Health System
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