ACDE Webinar Series

 

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

 

Sunday, December 5, 2021

3:30 PM-5:30 PM EST

 

A joint live webinar series


Course Details

Description:

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 by dental professionals.

 

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

 

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

 

Audience: The dental professional


Speaker

Poonam Jain, B.D.S., M.S, M.P.H., vice dean, Clinical Affairs and Advanced Dental Education, Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health – A.T. Still University. Dr. Jain 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.  


 

Presenter declares that neither she, nor any member of her family, have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program.


About this Series

Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE)

 

The ACDE, of which the University of Louisville School of Dentistry's Office of Continuing Education (ULSD CE) is a member, brings together individuals who represent university-based continuing dental education programs associated with accredited dental schools in Canada and the United States.

 

The ACDE and 31 of its member schools are jointly providing this series of live webinars featuring university-based key opinion leaders.

 

Each lecture will be presented by a different member school's faculty member. By registering through this page, ULSD CE will provide your verification of attendance document. Similar to our other CE offerings, we will maintain a record of your attendance in our database, which you may always access through your personal CE account.

 

CE staff of participating schools declare that neither they nor any member of their family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do they have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) the speaker will discuss in the presentation, within the last 12 months that are relevant to this educational activity.


Register

 


Registration open through 12/5/2021 3:00 PM EST


Continuing Education

Lecture: CEU(s) - 2

Education Method: Online, Live Interactive Presentation


Course Tuition

Webinar Fee: $69.00

 

American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA only.

 

Please note there are no discounts for the ACDE Webinar Series.

 

 


Cancellation Policy:
We reserve the right to cancel, modify course date, revise course content, and revise program faculty and activities. Registered participants will be notified if a course is revised or cancelled, as warranted. In the event a course is cancelled, tuition will be refunded.

All registrations are subject to the ULSD Cancellation Policy. This is a 'non-limited' attendance course.

ULSD must receive your written request for cancellation not later than two-weeks prior to course start date to process a refund. A 30% processing fee will be deducted from the refund. Course Registrants who are a 'NO-SHOW' forfeit course tuition.


Location

Live Interactive Webinar: Zoom

 

ULSD CE will provide the Zoom link to participate the Friday before the webinar is scheduled to start.

 

Technical assistance: Please be in touch with the ULSD CE office at 502-852-5077 or ulsdce@louisville.edu.


ADA CERP

ADA CERP

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the schools listed here.

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry 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.

 

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.