The Vital Link Between Dietary Patterns and Oral Health

Drs. Ellen & Sara Karlin, The Vital Link Between Dietary Patterns and Oral Health
Speaker: Drs. Ellen & Sara Karlin
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
Emerging science has identified several key nutritional components which are essential for oral health promotion and oral disease prevention. Healthful dietary patterns are necessary in order to maint...more
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 12/21/2022
  • Expiration Date: 12/21/2025
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 430.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

Emerging science has identified several key nutritional components which have been shown to have a tremendous impact on the oral microbiome, as well as on the hard and soft tissue in the oral cavity. This program will serve to educate dental professionals regarding the bi-directional relationship between dietary patterns and oral health. Oral health professionals will be introduced to whole-food dietary patterns, food synergy, prebiotics, probiotics and phytonutrients and their impact on the integrity of the oral cavity. Attendees will learn the scientific evidence surrounding the impact of healthful dietary patterns on the oral cavity, affording them the opportunity to provide evidence-based nutritional guidance to their patients.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Learn about the emerging body of science supporting the association of healthy eating patterns to help prevent oral infectious disease
  • Gain greater insight into the bi-directional interrelationship between food synergy and oral health
  • Discuss the synergy between whole-food dietary patterns, prebiotics, probiotics and phytonutrients and their effect on the integrity of the oral microbiome and oral cavity
  • Analyze the evidence-based research indicating the role healthy dietary patterns have on supporting a better response to preventing inflammation in the mouth and the body
  • Discuss the current evidence-based nutrition guidelines that can be integrated into individualized, comprehensive oral health care messages
Description of Speaker:
Ellen Karlin, MMSc, RDN, LDN, FADA, is a registered dietitian who owns a successful private practice and has worked as a nutrition consultant to dentists in Maryland for over 30 years. Ellen is a spokesperson for the American Dairy Association North East and a nationally recognized speaker. She was the co-author of “Dental and Oral Considerations in Pediatric Celiac Disease” published in the Journal of Dentistry for Children and has contributed to other resources; including “Trendy Diets and Oral Health” published in the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Access Magazine.

Dr. Sara Karlin is a board-certified pediatric dentist working as an adjunct faculty at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and completed her D.D.S. at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Dr. Karlin pursued her specialty training at New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center, earning a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.

In the past 12 months, the lecturers declare that they have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: ADHA, Crest/OralB, Oldways, and many state dental hygiene associations.

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