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Limited evidence suggests no difference in implant failure rates among people with or without diabetes

Linda L. Cheng, DDS, FAGD, ABGD .


Overview

Systematic Review Conclusion

Within the limits of the existing evidence, no significant difference exists in the dental implant failure rates in people with or without diabetes.

Critical Summary Assessment

This systematic review of 7 retrospective studies and 7 controlled clinical trials with high risk of bias and confounding factors found no difference in implant failure rates among people with or without diabetes.

Evidence Quality Rating

Limited Evidence

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at: http://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(15)00395-5/fulltext


Critical Summary Publication Date:

7/1/2015

These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2018