Uptake of best practice recommendations in the management of patients with diabetes and periodontitis: a cross- sectional survey of healthcare professionals in primary care

This study, authored by Can-Change member Dr. Justin Presseau, investigates the practices of healthcare professionals in relation to best practice recommendations for the multidisciplinary management of people with diabetes and periodontitis, focusing on two clinical behaviours: informing patients about the links between diabetes and periodontitis, and suggesting patients with poorly controlled diabetes go for a dental check-up. While knowledge of the evidence is important, future guidelines should consider different strategies to enable implementation of the delivery of healthcare interventions as healthcare professionals currently report low levels of informing patients with diabetes about the links between diabetes and periodontitis.