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Hinman Dental Meeting 2023

March 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Donuts, Diabetes, and Dentistry: The Vital Role of Dental Professionals

Course Code: Th200 – Prevention Convention
CE Credits: 1.5

34.2 million Americans have Diabetes, another 88 million Americans are considered prediabetic, and 3 out of 5 don’t know.
Glucose is a primary precursor for energy in the body and needs to be tightly regulated for metabolism to work effectively. Metabolic health can be improved by consistently making choices that keep glucose levels in a stable and healthy range and minimize large glucose swings. As a country, our metabolic health is poor with 88% of the American population displaying at least some metabolic dysfunction.

Course objectives:

  • Discover how to identify and prevent metabolic dysfunction that can lead to type 2 diabetes
  • Evaluate the connection between blood sugar and the leading causes of death
  • Identify the signs of metabolic syndromes that lead to type 2 diabetes
  • Review type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes
  • Identify what is contraindicated for dental treatment based on the patient’s HbA1c levels
  • Discover the risks of soft and hard tissue disease among diabetic patients
  • Investigate the latest technologies to prevent the progression of oral diseases both chairside and at home


March 16
8:00 am - 9:30 am


Georgia World Congress Center – Building A
285 Andrew Young International Blvd. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313-1591 United States
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