Current Oral Health Reports

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 7–13 | Cite as

Effects of Periodontal Diseases on Diabetes-Related Medical Expenditure

  • Masanori IwasakiEmail author
  • Misuzu Sato
  • Akihiro Yoshihara
  • Hideo Miyazaki
Systemic Diseases (M Bartold, Section Editor)
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  1. Topical Collection on Systemic Diseases


We conducted a review of English papers published between 2012 and April 2015 for associations between periodontal disease and diabetes-related medical expenditure. This resulted in only one paper being selected, which demonstrated that, to date, very little information exists on this topic. Although the evidence is limited, the current research findings support the hypothesis that periodontal disease is an important predictor for the growth of medical spending related to diabetes among the US population. Our ongoing project based on a Japanese elderly population also produced concordant results. It is necessary to conduct further research to accumulate more evidence and to be able to generalize these findings. Because periodontal disease is largely modifiable, controlled intervention studies are needed to elucidate whether health-care spending related to diabetes could be reduced thorough adequate preventive dental care, proper dental education, and oral health promotion.


Periodontal diseases Oral health Diabetes mellitus Health-care costs 


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Masanori Iwasaki, Misuzu Sato, Akihiro Yoshihara, and Hideo Miyazaki declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masanori Iwasaki
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Misuzu Sato
    • 1
  • Akihiro Yoshihara
    • 3
  • Hideo Miyazaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Preventive Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Science, Graduate School of Medical and Dental SciencesNiigata UniversityNiigataJapan
  2. 2.Division of Community Oral Health DevelopmentKyushu Dental UniversityKitakyushuJapan
  3. 3.Division of Oral Science for Health Promotion, Department of Oral Health and Welfare, Graduate School of Medical and Dental SciencesNiigata UniversityNiigataJapan

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