Speaker Information

Ms. Katrina Sanders
Phoenix, AZ
Dental Hygiene
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  • Periodontal Hygienist, Clinical Liaison, Hygiene Excellence & Innovation AZPerio
  • Level I Sommelier 
  • Editorial Board: Dental Academy of CE, Dental Products Report, RDH Magazine, Inside Dental Hygiene

Th7050 - The ABCs of HbA1c: A Review of In-Office Testing and Management of Diabetic Patients
Date/Time: 3/21/2024   3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Type: Exhibit Hall   Handouts: No

Room: GWCC - Learning Lab Pavilion
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Students
AGD Code: 750

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder affecting an estimated 463 million people, or one in 11 adults worldwide.  As research unpacks the codependent relationship between diabetes mellitus and oral disease, dental providers become an integral aspect to the identification, counseling, and referral of at-risk patients. 


Join periodontal hygienist, Katrina Sanders, as she discusses dentistry’s active role in the early identification of diabetes through hemoglobin A1c [HbA1c] testing.  Learn how oral health care providers have the opportunity to strengthen a partnership with our medical colleagues through in-office HbA1c testing and counseling while enhancing multidisciplinary involvement in optimal patient care.



Explore new scientific literature indicating implications for incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus and oral disease
Identify the clinical provision for gathering in-office hemoglobin A1c point-of-service tests in the dental office
Discuss co-therapeutic management of diabetes mellitus and associated complications between the dental and medical provider


This course is provided by Crest + Oral-B.