Nutrition and Oral Health

Course #54120 - $24 -

Overview

Most dental professionals have limited training in the nutritional sciences and may not appreciate the impact that proper nutrition has on establishing and maintain oral health. As the continuum between oral health and systemic health becomes more intertwined, dental professionals should consider nutrition an important component of optimal dental care. When nutrition is inadequate, the cellular renewal of the oral mucosa and the oral epithelium is compromised, wound healing is protracted, immune function is compromised, and systemic diseases can emerge and further exacerbate the oral health.

Education Category: Infection Control / Internal Medicine
Release Date: 11/01/2020
Expiration Date: 10/31/2023

Table of Contents

Audience

This course is designed for all dental professionals.

Accreditations & Approvals

NetCE Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 10/1/2015 to 9/30/2021 Provider ID #217994. NetCE is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp. NetCE is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of Dentistry, Provider #50-2405. NetCE is a Registered Provider with the Dental Board of California. Provider Number RP3841. Completion of this course does not constitute authorization for the attendee to perform any services that he or she is not legally authorized to perform based on his or her license or permit type. NetCE is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). NetCE complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, NetCE is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

Designations of Credit

NetCE designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits. AGD Subject Code 150. This course meets the Dental Board of California's requirements for 6 unit(s) of continuing education. Dental Board of California course #06-3841-20312. NetCE is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEU(s) for this program.

Course Objective

The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians with a better understanding of the impact of nutrition on dental health and care.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. List the common proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids that are essential for proper function of the structures of the oral and maxillofacial complex.
  2. Review the water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins and their role in optimal oral health.
  3. Identify the minerals that have the most importance for the teeth, gingival, oral mucosa, and the osseous structures of the oral and maxillofacial complex.
  4. Describe the impact of certain digestive disorders on oral health.
  5. Outline the oral and systemic impact of bariatric surgery.
  6. Discuss the oral issues that may arise in patients with eating disorders.

Faculty

Mark J. Szarejko, DDS, FAGD, received his dental degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985. He received fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry in 1994.

Faculty Disclosure

Contributing faculty, Mark J. Szarejko, DDS, FAGD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

Division Planner

William E. Frey, DDS, MS, FICD

Division Planner Disclosure

The division planner has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

About the Sponsor

The purpose of NetCE is to provide challenging curricula to assist healthcare professionals to raise their levels of expertise while fulfilling their continuing education requirements, thereby improving the quality of healthcare.

Our contributing faculty members have taken care to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and compatible with the standards generally accepted at the time of publication. The publisher disclaims any liability, loss or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents. Participants are cautioned about the potential risk of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into practice.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of NetCE not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Technical Requirements

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