Educating the Dental Team on Nutritional Counseling for the Patient: From Birth through the Life Cycle


Sunday, December 5, 2021         
Live Interactive Webinar 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM (CST)

 

Synopsis

This presentation will discuss the definition of nutrition as well as distinguish between evidence-based ideas and nutritional myths. The critical role of scientific evidence-based dietary and nutritional counseling for patients across the entire life span - starting with the pregnant mother and moving through infancy, early childhood, elementary and middle school years, adolescence, adulthood, and finally geriatric years - will be discussed.  Well-balanced nutrition is critical in the prevention of most chronic diseases as well as in wound healing. The dental team, consisting of the dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, and including the front desk staff must all fully understand the critical role of diet and nutrition in oral and systemic health and engage in the process of dietary and nutritional counseling for all patients. It is imperative that scientific evidence be considered and widespread myths about nutrition and their effects be clearly understood clearly by dental professionals.

 

Objectives

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

  • Discuss a clear definition of nutrition
  • Clarify and distinguish between evidence-based ideas and nutritional myths
  • Understand the importance of involving the entire dental team in dietary and nutritional counseling for patients across the human lifespan
  • Describe dietary guidelines for all Americans
  • Discuss dietary counseling for patients with active caries, periodontal disease, and halitosis as well as overweight, obesity, T2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular conditions, etc.
  • Describe dietary advice for patients on soft diets, mechanically pureed diets, and those undergoing oral surgery and denture fabrication                                                               

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Tuition | Course Fee

$69 - Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel

 

Course fee is due at time of registration.

Pre-registration is suggested to guarantee receipt of webinar link.

Courses hosted in collaboration with the ACDE Webinar series are not eligible for any discounts. Tuition is based on the CDE credit hour(s) set by the ACDE Webinar Series planning committee and the participating universities.


About Our Speaker

 

Poonam Jain, BDS, MS, MPHis the Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs and Advanced Dental Education at the Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health – A.T. Still University. She has an M.P.H. from St. Louis University and an M.S. and Certificate in Operative Dentistry from The University of Iowa. She graduated with a B.D.S. degree from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. In addition to her current administrative role as Vice Dean, Dr. Jain has extensive experience teaching and directing didactic, pre-clinical, and clinical courses for pre-doctoral students in operative dentistry, dental materials, dental morphology, cariology, community and preventive dentistry, special needs, and geriatric dentistry. She has engaged in numerous research projects and published several research articles as well as abstracts. Dr. Jain has been very active mentoring students in research as well. She also owns a successful private practice in Staunton, Illinois. Dr. Jain has been very active in numerous community service projects and has been the organizer for several Give Kids a Smile, National Children’s Dental Health Month as well as Special Olympics events. She is a fellow of the International as well as American College of Dentists and serves on the Board of the National CAMBRA Coalition.

 

 



Credit Hours

010 Basic Sciences - Lecture: Hours - 2

 



This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston — PACE Center and the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

 

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Schedule

Time:

Webinar Link Opens | 2:00 PM (CST)

Presentation | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM (CST)

Location:

Virtual CDE | Live Interactive Webinar



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As a courtesy, please register in advance to receive presentation links, course handouts and other timely information. For your convenience, registration will close 24 hours prior to the start of the presentation.

Live Interactive Webinars are considered as in-classroom setting CE hours by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Continuing education credits awarded for participation in this Live Interactive Webinar may not apply as in person/ / in-classroom CE hours towards license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensing board(s).


Contact Us
UTHealth School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge St., Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Ph: 713-486-4028
Fax: 713-486-4037

Email: PACE@uth.tmc.edu

 


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