Colgate Oral Health Network

A Guide for Clinicians

This webinar will begin by reviewing the definition, classification, prevalence and risk factors for diabetes mellitus (DM). Laboratory tests to identify and monitor DM will be discussed, as well as the clinical manifestations of the disease. Pharmacological treatment of DM will be reviewed.

DM is the most important systemic disease that will be encountered in patients seen in the dental office, and the oral manifestations of DM will be reviewed in detail, including considerations regarding implant treatment for dental patients with DM.

A new approach to identification of patients seen in the dental office who are at risk for prediabetes and DM will be examined. Finally, the management of patients with DM in the dental office will be discussed.

Participants will learn:

  • The definition, classification, prevalence and risk factors for diabetes mellitus (DM).
  • How DM is diagnosed and monitored over time.
  • The medical complications of DM.
  • Pharmacological management of DM.
  • The many oral manifestations of DM.
  • How to manage the patient with DM who is a candidate for dental implants.
  • How oral health care providers can identify patients in the dental office with previously unidentified prediabetes or DM.


Ira Lamster

Ira Lamster DDS, MMSc

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Dr. Ira B. Lamster received his D.D.S. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1977), his M.M.Sc. from Harvard University (1980) and a Certificate of Special Training in Periodontology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (1980). Dr. Lamster served as Dean of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine from 2001 to 2012, and Senior Vice President of Columbia University Medical Center from 2006 to 2012. He was on the faculty of the Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, from 2012 to 2017. Dr. Lamster is currently Dean Emeritus, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, a Clinical Professor on the faculty of the Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine, and a member of the Santa Fe Group.

Dr. Lamster is the author of more than 200 manuscripts and book chapters. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the International Dental Journal from 2015 until 2021. Dr. Lamster’s research efforts have focused on diagnostic testing and risk assessment for periodontal disease, the interrelationship of periodontal disease and systemic disease, the oral health care needs of older adults, and the future of dental education and practice.

Financial disclosure: Ira Lamster has received an honorarium from Colgate-Palmolive Company.

"Diabetes and Oral Disease" has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the AGD Pace and is supported by funds received from Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Inc. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized AGD Pace provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your AGD Pace C.E. Certificate.