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DPBRN Blood Sugar Testing in Dental Patients

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
HealthPartners Institute
Kaiser Permanente
Permanente Dental Associates Group, Oregon
Information provided by:
Dental Practice-Based Research Network Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2010
Last updated: June 14, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
The principal goal of this study was to assess the feasibility of plasma glucose testing in private dental practice. A second aim was was to assess prevalence of plasma glucose abnormalities in dental patients seen by (DPBRN) practitioner-investigators.

Diabetes Mellitus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Blood Sugar Testing in Dental Patients

Further study details as provided by Dental Practice-Based Research Network:

Enrollment: 498
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Glucose testing
Patients participating in this study may be alerted to possible presence of (DM) or pre-(DM) or to inadequate glycemic control. In such a case, they were advised to follow-up with their physician for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Early diagnosis and improved glycemic control may be of significant benefit to the patients' health.

Detailed Description:

The specific aims of this study were:

  1. To quantify the percentage of (DPBRN) patients who meet the American Diabetes Association screening criteria and to describe the characteristics of these patients.
  2. To quantify the acceptability of conducting glucose testing in the dental office and barriers to regular screening, as reported by (DPBRN) patients and practices.

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The human subjects direclty involved in this study were the patients who had sought dental treatment in the (DPBRN) practitioner-investigators' practices.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adults over the age of 19 who were scheduled for a visit with an exam

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients undergoing continuing treatment where an exam was not part of the visit were not eligible
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01201460

United States, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
United States, Florida
University of Florida College of Dentistry
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610
United States, Minnesota
Health Partners Dental Group
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55440-1309
Health Partners Research Foundation
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55440-1524
United States, Oregon
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97227
Permanente Denrtal Associates
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97232
University of Copenhagen Royal Dental College
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dental Practice-Based Research Network
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
HealthPartners Institute
Kaiser Permanente
Permanente Dental Associates Group, Oregon
Principal Investigator: Andrei Barasch, DMD, MDSc The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  More Information

Responsible Party: Gregg H. Gilbert, DDS, MBA, Study Chair, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Identifier: NCT01201460     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 123961
U01DE016747 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: September 13, 2010
Last Updated: June 14, 2011

Keywords provided by Dental Practice-Based Research Network:
glucose testing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases processed this record on April 26, 2017