Ellen Karlin: Well, thank you for joining us. Sara and I are passionate about this topic, A Palette of Plant-based Dietary Patterns: How Do They Impact Dental Health? We know that evidence-based research shows us eating more plants is associated with protection against many diseases. Whether we're concerned for our health, our planet, animal welfare, sustainability, we are definitely eating more plants. So we have so much information to share with you. We thank you so much for joining us and let's get started.
Sara Karlin: It is my pleasure to introduce Ellen Karlin, a nutrition consultant with vast personal and professional knowledge in nutrition, food allergy, and dental health. She was a nutrition consultant to dental healthcare professionals in Owings Mills, Maryland and a nutrition consultant at the Comprehensive Asthma and Allergy Center for over 30 years. Ellen holds a Master of Medical Science degree in Nutrition Education from Emory University. She became a fellow of the American Dietetic Association in 1999. Ellen is a spokesperson for the American Dairy Association North East and a nationally recognized speaker. She has delivered numerous webinars and nutrition lectures at healthcare conferences. She was the co-author of Dental and Oral Considerations in Pediatric Celiac Disease, published in the Journal of Dentistry for Children in May 2016. Ellen has contributed to a variety of other resources including Trendy Diets in Oral Health, published in the Access Journal of December 2019.