Oral Health Series: Oral Health & Diabetes


Course Target Audience

  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Interprofessional

Course Description

An individual’s overall health affects their oral health. This module specifically looks at the relationship between oral health and diabetes in older adults. Oral conditions commonly found in diabetics and their warning signs are illustrated.


This module is part of our Oral Health Series for older adults. The goals of this series are to raise awareness of common problems and risk factors that are prevalent in this population. These modules were created as a collaboratively by: Oral Health of America, the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, and the NYU College of Dentistry.