Dentistry is segmented from medicine and other clinical health fields. Oral health and dentition play an important role in systemic health and the medical state of patients. It is integral to patient health, and understanding of oral health, dentition, and diet and how they interact are paramount for clinicians and health professionals.
Oral health and dentition impact how patients eat, function, communicate, and feel. Changes and/or problems with oral health and dentition can have negative impacts on persons’ health, as well as their quality of life. Conversely, improvements to oral health and dentition can have profound positive impacts on every aspect of a person’s life and well-being.
This course will explore concepts of diet and how they affect oral health and dentition. We will explore the effect of different foods and diets on oral health and dentition, including cariogenicity, acidity, eating disorders, and oral habits. We will explore how these different factors impact dentition specifically, and more broadly, oral and systemic health. We will also review the impact that poor oral health status has on diet and systemic health.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Assess aspects of diet that have an impact on oral health and what the specific impacts are of different types of food.
- Analyze how oral health status impacts a person’s diet and how oral health can be modified to improve diet from a health perspective.
- Compare the interrelationship between oral health status, dentition, diet, and systemic health.
- Discuss how to educate patients regarding diet, its impact on systemic and oral health, and what modifications can be made to improve health.
- Learn how to evaluate a person/ patient’s diet and counsel them to facilitate improvement in oral and systemic health.
Contact Hours : 2 (Two)
Course Fee: $20
Author: Sydnee Chavis, DMD, FSCDA (Dr. Sydnee Chavis, DMD is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with a focus on special care, geriatrics, and the dental management of medically complex patients. She earned her DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, completing her thesis on the management of patients with special healthcare needs, and completed her advanced training at the University of Michigan in hospital dentistry. Her clinical focus is the provision of care for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as the dental treatment of patients with significant and sever medical comorbities. She provides direct care for complex patients, older adults, and adults with special needs, as well as instructs dental students in the provision of excellent dental care for complex patients. Her research interests involve improvement in care methods, materials, and techniques for patients with special healthcare needs and medically complex patients. She has lectured internationally regarding the clinical care and management of patients with special needs and medically complex patients.)
AGD PACE Subject Code: 150 Health Medicine and Nutrition
Teaching Method: Online Independent Self-Study Course (Recorded Video + Post-Test). Requires Computer & Internet.
Course Completion Certificate : A Printable (Pdf) Certificate By Email.
Target Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants.
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