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 INFORMATION

Diabetes in the dental office: using NHANES III to estimate the probability of undiagnosed disease.

ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Borrell LN, Kunzel C, Lamster I, Lalla E.

ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

J Periodontal Res 2007;42(6):559-65.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE

Level 3 (Other evidence)

STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE

Not applicable

PURPOSE/QUESTION

Based 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 FUNDING

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN

Cross-sectional population survey

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