Online Education | Diabetes Update 2016 - Diabetes and Oral Health: A Two-Way Street

Diabetes and Oral Health: A Two-Way Street

Course Description 

This online module focuses on the parallel relationship between oral health and overall health in people with diabetes and teaches the benefits of including good oral hygiene practices in diabetes management.


Nicole Woodruff, MSN, ARNP, CDE
ARNP Endocrinology Practice; NW Endocrinology, Seattle; ARNP Weight Loss Clinic, NW Medical Nutrition and Weight Loss, Seattle; Consultant, Washington Dental Service Foundation

Comments from lecture attendees:

"It was so refreshing to have oral health included as part of the whole health picture. She gave a great presentation."

"So good, so practical, such a need for all!"

Target Audience

For nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, nutritionists, pharmacists, social workers, health educators, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals across all settings.


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be better able to:

  1. Explain the bi-directional impact of periodontal disease and diabetes on oral and overall health.
  2. Identify risk and protective factors that influence oral health.
  3. Identify methods to integrate oral health management with your patients. 

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 0.80 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 0.80 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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