Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Oral Health and Nutrition
COURSE NUMBER: 583
Diane Vernetti-Callahan, RDH, MS Ed
This 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...
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This 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.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assisting Students
Date Course Online:
May 31, 2019
Last Revision Date:
Sep 12, 2022
Course Expiration Date:
Sep 11, 2025
AGD Subject Code(s):
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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 phytonutrients 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.
- 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.
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CE Broker For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.
Approved PACE Program Provider
THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027
Provider ID# 211886
AADH Approved Program Provider
Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2024-December 31, 2025). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.