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Evidence Brief: Detection and Treatment of Dental Problems on Chronic Disease Outcomes

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Prepared by:
Evidence Synthesis Program (ESP) Center
Portland VA Health Care System

Portland, OR Mark Helfand, MD, MPH, MS, Director

Recommended citation:
Veazie S, Vela K, Parr NJ. Evidence Brief: Detection and Treatment of Dental Problems on Chronic Disease Outcomes. Washington, DC: Evidence Synthesis Program, Health Services Research and Development Service, Office of Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs. VA ESP Project #09-009; 2021.



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Scope

This rapid review summarizes the benefits and harms of detection and treatment of dental problems on non-dental health, quality of life, health care utilization, and costs among adults with CVD, cerebrovascular disease, T2D, and/or COPD.

Key Questions

Key Question 1: Among adults with CVD, cerebrovascular disease, T2D, and/or COPD, does detection and treatment of dental problems improve patient-reported symptoms and other complications of chronic disease?

Key Question 2: Among adults with CVD, cerebrovascular disease, T2D, and/or COPD, does detection and treatment of dental problems improve indicators of chronic disease management (eg, HbA1c, blood pressure, cholesterol) and patient quality of life?

Key Question 3: Among adults with CVD, cerebrovascular disease, T2D, and/or COPD, does detection and treatment of dental problems decrease health care utilization and costs?

See also

Evidence Brief: Detection and Treatment of Dental Problems on Chronic Disease Outcomes - (Management eBrief)


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