Oral Health and Diabetes for Patients Experiencing Homelessness
A National Network for Oral Health Access and National Health Care for the Homeless Council Webinar
The National Network for Oral Health Access and National Health Care for the Homeless Council partnered to present this webinar on oral health and diabetes for patients experiencing homelessness. There is an association between periodontal disease and diabetes. There is a heavy burden of periodontal disease and diabetes for individuals experiencing homelessness due to the barriers they experience to healthcare. This webinar reviewed the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes, barriers to healthcare, and prevalence of diabetes and periodontal disease in this population. This webinar will also featured health center experiences with treating patients who experience homelessness. 1 CDE will be offered for this webinar.
1. Describe the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes.
2. Identify barriers experienced by patients experiencing homelessness to access health care services.
3. Learn from health centers about their work in treating patients who experience homelessness for oral health and diabetes care.