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Press Release Category Health - Dentistry - Due North Marketing Communications, Inc. Release Date: June 09, 2008

Dentistry For Diabetics Introduces Free Online Newsletter Specifically For Dentists, Physicians And Allied Professionals

By Due North Marketing Communications, Inc.
June 09, 2008
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First Issue Reports On Research Linking Diabetes, Periodontal Disease

PR9.NET June 09, 2008 - Richmond, VA - A free online newsletter provides dental and medical professionals with summaries of recent scientific research that confirms the two-way link between diabetes and periodontal disease. Published by Dentistry For Diabetics, 'Informed' also provides clinical insights for each group of medical professionals about the co-occurring diseases. Introduced by Dentistry For Diabetics founder Dr. Charles Martin, the free newsletter is available online at

"We're using this doctor-to-doctor approach to initiate the cross-disciplinary awareness and dialogue that must occur for both dentists and physicians to address the burgeoning diabetes epidemic and its periodontal complications," Martin said. "Dentists will find background on diabetes and physicians will find information about the two-way linkages with periodontal disease, which are mainly centered on the inflammation response cascade. We have been careful to document the information through recent research published in reputable scientific journals."

The first issue contains an article that familiarizes dentists with the nature of the diabetes epidemic, now estimated at nearly 21 million Americans. Pointing out that most dentists will treat more patients who have diabetes, the article summarizes the course of the disease and its periodontal implications. The article also identifies when it is appropriate to refer a patient to a physician, and suggests a medical-dental partnership to fully address the comorbidities.

The initial issue also contains an article that describes for physicians the nature of diabetes-related periodontal diseases and their implications for medical professionals. It reports that normalizing a patient's glycemic levels may significantly reduce the severity and extent of periodontal disease.

"This information will also be appropriate for allied professionals in both disciplines, including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dental technicians and other assistants," Martin said.

Dentistry For Diabetics also recently introduced a free online newsletter for people who have diabetes, addressing their unique oral health care needs due to the connections between diabetes and gum disease. That newsletter is available at the same address. More consumer-oriented information is available at the organization's blog at

Charles Martin, DDS

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About Dentistry For Diabetics

Dentistry For Diabetics is a national organization of dentists dedicated to providing oral health care that is tailored to prevent, treat, or even reverse the potentially catastrophic health effects of co-occurring diabetes and periodontitis.

About Due North Marketing Communications, Inc.

Due North is a full-service marketing communications agency.

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