Screening patients for diabetes and periodontitis Monash Health, Australia

Monash Health Dental Services have been celebrating World Oral Health Day as an opportunity to remove patients from waitlist and have successful removed hundreds of patients from the waitlist every year on the day. This year in addition to screening and educating the patients on prevention of tooth decay the team will focus on periodontal health which is the theme of World Oral Health Forum. Periodontitis is closely linked with general health and major NCDs, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. Monash team will also focus on educating patients on diabetes and its effects on gum health. AusD Risk will also be used as a tool to assess if the patient is at risk of developing diabetes.

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