Eating for a Healthy Mouth

Eating for a Healthy Mouth 

This course is intended to provide awareness and a better understanding of the connection between optimal nutrition and its impact on oral health. Topics discussed include: dietary considerations for the dental patient, nutritional counseling in the dental practice and how a diet affects dental caries and periodontal disease. Also, vitamins, minerals, major nutrients and antioxidants are reviewed.


Hours: 4.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program


Dynamic Dental Educators 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.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-SWK-DDE-5033-V2
Hours: 4
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Review the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and compare and contrast the food groups as categorized by the USDA.
Define the six classes of nutrients: carbohydrates, protein, fats, water, vitamins and minerals, and the role they play in nutrition.
Identify the function of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and their recommended dietary intake.
Assess nutritional aspects of dental caries, their causes, and prevention.
Recognize specific nutrient requirements for stages of the human lifecycle.
Recognize the relationship between overnutrition and obesity.
Guide the patient to clarify and understand his or her own diet-dental relationship.
Apply basic nutritional concepts to help patients with nutritional problems.



  • For the course outline, please refer to the Table of Contents found in the course PDF.

Instructor: Dynamic Dental Educators
Disclosure: Dynamic Dental Educators has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Dental Professionals; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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