Oral Health + Overall Health

BARIATRIC PATIENTS : METABOLIC AND DENTAL CONSIDERATIONS IN ER.

Bariatric patients may encounter oral health problems that may land them in the Emergency Room. Physicians and staff should be aware of the oral and nutritional implications alone with monitoring and managing metabolic effects in a emergency cases. I strongly feel that barriers should be set in place to prevent paternalistic decision-making influenced by assumption about the patients characteristics. More research and training is needed in this area to assure proper care.

Comment No. 213