Information for Patients

If you are a patient at a Victorian dental practice participating in iDENTify, you may have been invited to take part in this important research.

iDENTify Information for Patients

Am I eligible to participate?

Eligible dental patients need to meet all of the following criteria to participate:

  • Male or Female.
  • 35 years of age or above.
  • No existing type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes diagnosis.
  • A new patient or attending the clinic for a new course of care.
  • Not currently pregnant.

What do I have to do?

  • Complete a short questionnaire to assess your risk of type 2 diabetes, AUSDRISK.
  • Participate in a dental examination by your usual practitioner.
  • Follow-up with your GP if considered at risk of type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.
  • Participate in a short completion interview.

What are the benefits for me?

  • Asses your risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Receive information on type-2 diabetes and oral health.
  • Help improve identification of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.
  • Generate evidence to influence future policy and practice.

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