Information Typically Collected During Dental Examinations is Associated with Probability of Undiagnosed Diabetes in the US Adult Population


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Abstract

ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATIONDiabetes in the dental office: using NHANES III to estimate the probability of undiagnosed disease.Borrell LN, Kunzel C, Lamster I, Lalla E.J Periodontal Res 2007;42(6):559-65.LEVEL OF EVIDENCELevel 3 (Other evidence)STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADENot applicablePURPOSE/QUESTIONBased on their contention that the dental office could be an effective place to screen for unidentified diabetes, the authors aimed to develop a predictive equation to determine the probability of undiagnosed diabetes using data typically collected during dental examinations.SOURCE OF FUNDINGNational Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGNCross-sectional population survey

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