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ea0035p442 | Diabetes complications | ECE2014

Dental care and periodontal disease in Turkish diabetic patients

Kaya Selin Kucukyurt , Sahin Demet , Askin Sezen Buyukozdemir , Ilhan Ayse , Erdal Sevgi , Dagdelen Selcuk , Nohutcu Rahime M , Erbas Tomris

Diabetes mellitus is a common and growing global health problem leading to several complications. Among these, periodontal diseases are considered as the sixth complication of diabetes. The goals of this cross-sectional study were to assess Turkish diabetic patientsÂ’ oral health behaviors and association with demographic characteristics, access to dental care and need for improved health education. The study sample consisted of 121 diabetic patients (43 M/78 F), with a me...