Dentist Sandy Springs: Diabetes Detection

Unbeknownst to most patients, you sit in our chairs and don’t realize the value of your oral examinations. And this is compounded by the lack of support from insurance companies and physicians.

Sandy Springs Dentist near meIt’s unfortunate that the public along with their insurance companies do not appreciate the role dentists play in the detection of diabetes and the failure of the insurance industry to routinely reimburse dentists for the screening for diabetes. Because many patients annually and semi-annually visit their dental provider, but not a primary care physician, dental visits could be and probably should be the opportune time for diabetes screening, and a recent study by the American Journal of Public Health supports this thought. The study confirms that using gingival crevicular blood for hemoglobin Arc testing produces values virtually identical to those obtained using finger stick blood.

Call now and schedule an appointment that includes an oral examination. And try not worry about whether or not your insurance carrier provides coverage.  It’s your life that you should value, not the coverage dictated by your insurance carrier.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

Howard Abrahams, DDS

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328



3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341


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