8th Edition of International Conference on Dentistry
and Oral Health

August 24-26, 2023 | Virtual Event

August 24-26, 2023 | Online Event
ICDO 2022

Bennete Fernandes

Bennete Fernandes, Speaker at Dental conference 2022
SEGi university, Malaysia
Title: Diabetes and Oral Heath- A Trans disciplinary Approach


Diabetes is a chronic lifestyle disease affecting with global proportions.. The global prevalence of diabetes in the adult population has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7% to 8.5%. On the other hand, periodontal diseases affect up to 90% of adults globally, with the reversible form, gingivitis, affecting almost everybody. is the 12th of 291 most prevalent diseases worldwide, with “severe” periodontitis being the sixth most prevalent disease, affecting 11.2% of adults. Periodontal disease is also considered the 6th complication of diabetes. There is a bi-directional link between the two which has been well established in the literature. A much greater proportion of people with diabetes suffer from periodontitis, and the severity of periodontitis is much greater, especially in poorly or uncontrolled diabetic individuals. The 2017 classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions introduced for the first time the glycated haemoglobin assay levels as part of the diagnosis. People with diabetes have limited oral health knowledge and poor oral health behaviours. It has been shown how effective peridontal care helps diabetic individuals. Considering the impact of periodontal disease on diabetes and benefits of good oral health practices to minimise the risk of periodontal disease, it is important to ensure that people with diabetes are motivated to engage in good oral hygiene behaviours and are provided risk assessment and dental referrals as a part of routine diabetes care. The traditional mindset has been to tackle both diseases at best interdiscplinarily. However, a translational model is more effective. This presentation will highlight the 2017 classification, the risk factor approach, and also throw some light on how such a model can effectively manage diabetes.


Dr Bennete Fernandes graduated in 1999 and completed his Masters in Periodontics from the prestigious JSS Dental College, Mysuru, Karnataka, India in 2004. He was also awarded an honorary Ph.D (h.c) in Medical & Health Professions from International Internship University (IIU) in Nov. 2021. He has 17 plus years of teaching experience following his masters. He has won 40 plus different dental awards and has published more than 35 papers in various indexed and peer reviewed journals. He has been a Guest speaker at numerous international conferences and webinars. He is a Full Member of the British Society of Periodontology & Implantology (BSP) and many other Periodontal and Interdiscplinary Societies worldwide.