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Dentists could help detect diabetes and cardiovascular disease during oral health checks

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 25 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1870
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Dentists could help to detect major health conditions linked to oral health, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons.

In a new position paper,1 the professional body said that dentists and oral health professionals have “clear opportunities” to spot certain conditions and to provide patients with preventive lifestyle advice. This comes in response to the …

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