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A History and Update of Fluoride Dentifrices

The Truth about Hidden Sugars: A Risk for Health


Diane Vernetti-Callahan, RDH, MS Ed

Credit Hours:

1 Hour(s)


This course explores the relationship between hidden sugars in foods and how they correlate with overall health risk; diabetes, cardiovascular, dental disease, and obesity.

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This course explores the relationship between hidden sugars in foods and how they correlate with overall health risk; diabetes, cardiovascular, dental disease, and obesity.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students, Office Managers

  • Date Course Online:

    Oct 1, 2018

  • Last Revision Date:

    Jan 12, 2022

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Jan 11, 2025

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  • Technical Requirements:

    Stable internet connection and the latest version of browser and device software are recommended.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand why hidden sugars are a risk for health.
  • Define terms used on a food label to identify hidden sugars.
  • Discuss the health implications relating to refined carbohydrate intake.
  • List food products that contain the highest amount of hidden sugars and better alternatives.
  • Practice reading the new food label to identify hidden sugars.
  • Apply approaches to reduce hidden sugar intake.
  • Describe current research and trends relating to carbohydrates and health.
  • Evaluate carbohydrates effect on blood glucose levels using the Glycemic Index.


  • 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.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

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

Diane Vernetti-Callahan


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 University ...

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Submission Information

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Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

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AADH Approved Program Provider

Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.