Disciplines:
  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assisting
  • Hours: 3 Contact Hours
    Author(s): Ronald M. Mancini, DDS
    Peer Reviewer(s):Veronica Powers, DMD
    Item#: L0752
    Contents: 1 Course Book (40 pages)
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    Nutrition for the Dental Patient, 2nd Edition



    Price $29.95
    Item # L0752
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    Release Date: July 30, 2013

    Review Date: July 5, 2016

    Expiration Date: July 4, 2019

    Poor nutrition can lead to caries, periodontal problems, and loss of teeth and bone. In addition, nutritional problems can put our patients at risk for certain systemic diseases and conditions such as heart problems, cancer, stroke and diabetes. This basic-level course reviews several important areas concerning proper nutrition for the dental patient including antioxidants, sugars, fats, the special nutritional needs of pregnant patients, and the intake of mercury, calcium and Vitamin D.


    AGD Subject Code: 150

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    Course Objectives
    • Identify different antioxidants and their dietary sources.
    • List several sugar substitutes.
    • Describe different types of fats.
    • Describe the role of dietary mercury.
    • Explain the importance of calcium and vitamin D.
    • Describe the special dietary needs and concerns of pregnant dental patients.

    Ronald M. Mancini, DDS, maintains a private dental practice in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA), and the Southern Maryland Dental Society (SMDS). Dr. Mancini has held several positions with the SMDS, including those of trustee, president, vice president, treasurer, and editor, as well as serving as a delegate and head of the delegation to the MSDA House of Delegates.

    Veronica Powers, DMD, received a BS degree from Providence College and a DMD degree from the Oregon Health & Science University. After working for four years as a general dentist in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Powers returned to New York City to serve as lead dentist for Phoenix House Foundation in Brooklyn, New York, where she provided comprehensive treatment for the residents of a rehabilitation facility. In this capacity, she performed simple and surgical extractions and root canals and placed crowns, bridges, and removable prosthodontics. Dr. Powers created the protocol for the day-to-day management of the clinic and became especially adept at treating anxious patients. Now in private practice, Dr. Powers is licensed to practice dentistry in the state of New York, maintains registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is CPR-certified. She has provided volunteer dentistry in India and in Chiapas, Mexico, and has worked with the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program in the United States.

    • Courses must be completed within one (1) year of the date of purchase or by the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
    • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
    • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
    • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
    • There are no prerequisites for this course.