Florida Dental Convention

FDC2021 Session Directory

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

Course Code: C42
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Pompa, DDS
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Friday, June 25, 2021, 2:00 PM
End: Friday, June 25, 2021, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists, Administrative Staff, Dental Student


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; 1 out of 3 of these seniors will be undiagnosed. This lecture will address the relationship between oral health and diabetes and the practitioner’s 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:

Participants will be able to:

  • 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.

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Speaker: Dr. Daniel Pompa, DDS

About the speaker: Dental degree, New York University College of Dentistry; Fellow, The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and International Congress of Oral Implantologists; inventor and contributor, Protocol for CT Guided Surgery in Dental Implantology.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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