Diet and Dentistry – It’s More Than Just Teeth – 2 Hours (Video 🎥)



Dentistry is a distinct field from medicine and other clinical health fields. Oral health and dentition play a crucial role in the overall health and medical state of patients. They are an essential aspect of patient health, and it is imperative for clinicians and health professionals to comprehend the relationship between oral health, dentition, and diet and how they interact.

Oral health and dentition can impact a patient’s eating, functioning, communication, and well-being. Any changes or problems with oral health and dentition can negatively affect a person’s health and quality of life. On the other hand, improving oral health and dentition can have a profound positive impact on every aspect of a person’s life and well-being.

This course, Diet and Dentistry, aims to explore diet concepts and how they affect oral health and dentition. It will delve into the impact of different foods and diets on oral health and dentition, including cariogenicity, acidity, eating disorders, and oral habits. The course will also examine how these factors impact dentition specifically and, more broadly, oral and systemic health. Additionally, the course will review the impact of poor oral health on diet and systemic health.

Upon completion of this course (Diet and Dentistry), you will be able to:

  • Assess aspects of diet that have an impact on oral health and the specific impacts 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: $25 / Participant

Prerequisite: None

Author: Sydnee Chavis, DMD, FSCDA (Dr. Sydnee Chavis, DMD is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, focusing on special care, geriatrics, and the dental management of medically complex patients. She earned her DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, completed her thesis on managing 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 severe medical comorbidities. She provides direct care for complex patients, older adults, and adults with special needs, as well as instructs dental students in providing excellent dental care for complex patients. Her research interests involve improving 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 (Diet and Dentistry)

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.

Provider/Author Disclosure: Biologix Solutions LLC does not have a commercial interest in any products or services discussed or shared in this educational activity nor with the commercial supporter. No manufacturer or third party has had any input into course content development.

Dental Continuing EducationBiologix Solutions LLC – Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 4/20/2013 to 4/30/2025. Provider ID# 352738

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