Oral Effects Associated With Obesity and Bariatric Surgery (#181)
Alison L. Glascoe, DDS; Ronald S. Brown, DDS; Derrick K. Eiland, DDS; and Cheryl E. Fryer, DDS; discusses the general and oral health effects associated with obesity and bariatric surgical techniques used to treat obesity, and dental treatment considerations for obese patients. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The current state of the medical and dental literature regarding obesity,. The bariatric surgical treatments for obesity and the positive and negative outcomes from bariatric surgical treatment.