Introduction

Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Oral Health and Nutrition

COURSE NUMBER: 583

Diane Vernetti-Callahan, RDH, MS Ed

Credit Hours:

3 Hour(s)

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This continuing education course is intended to provide awareness and a deeper understanding of the connection between optimal nutrition and its impact on oral health.


If the oral cavity is the window for viewing internal health, as dental...

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Overview

This continuing education course is intended to provide awareness and a deeper understanding of the connection between optimal nutrition and its impact on oral health.


If the oral cavity is the window for viewing internal health, as dental professionals, we are the first line of defense. Our frequent patient contact places us in an ideal position to provide nutritional information to our patients so they may better assess their dietary habits for optimal health.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dental Assistant Students, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students, Dentists

  • Date Course Online:

    May 30, 2019

  • Last Revision Date:

    Dec 31, 2000

  • Course Expiration Date:

    May 29, 2022

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    150

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Classify carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and the role they play in the oral cavity.
  • Identify the function of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals and symptoms of excesses or deficiencies.
  • Recognize specific nutrient requirements during the human life cycle.
  • Understand the Healthy Eating Plates and current dietary trends.
  • Identify the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Recognize the relationship between nutritional deficiencies and oral disease.
  • Assess nutritional aspects of dental caries, its causes, and prevention.
  • Guide the patient to clarify and understand his or her own diet-dental relationship.
  • Apply basic nutritional concepts to help patients with nutritional problems.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Diane Vernetti-Callahan

Diane Vernetti-Callahan

RDH, MS Ed

Diane Vernetti-Callahan is a dental hygiene faculty at Madison College, Madison, Wisconsin, since 2000. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Marquette University and her Masters of Adult Education degree from Unive...

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