Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, October 5th, 2009
"The World Health Organisation (WHO) classifies obesity as a chronic disease. Affected individuals are at increased risk of hypertension, heart disease and other illnesses. There are also important social implications. Within dentistry and particularly in the provision of conscious sedation, obesity can be a potential complicating factor. For example, the position of anatomical landmarks may be less obvious if surrounded by fatty tissue. Very obese patients may be housebound or have difficulty accessing dental...
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