Dental considerations for the patient with renal disease receiving hemodialysis

J Am Dent Assoc. 1996 Feb;127(2):211-9. doi: 10.14219/jada.archive.1996.0171.


An increasing number of Americans are living with end-stage renal disease. This disease has many implications for dentistry, in terms of oral manifestations and management of afflicted patients. The authors present pertinent information to help dentists treat patients who exhibit the oral and systemic manifestations of renal disease, from the onset of renal impairment through hemodialysis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis
  • Dental Care for Chronically Ill*
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Jaw Diseases / etiology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic* / complications
  • Mouth Diseases / etiology
  • Renal Dialysis*
  • Time Factors