The Nutrition Prescription:

A growing body of evidence now shows the direct link between nutrition and oral health, however, many dental professionals feel inadequately prepared to effectively counsel patients on healthy eating. This informative and fact-filled lecture will explore how macronutrients, micronutrients, glycemic index/load, dietary patterns, and sugar substitutes impact oral health, periodontal disease, and overall health. Learn the cutting-edge science behind the recommendations.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the role of macronutrients in health and chronic disease.
• Understand how poor glycemic control exacerbates periodontal disease.
• Be able to identify the key components of glycemic index and glycemic load.
• Understand the relationship between cardiovascular and periodontal disease.
• Be able to discuss the role of chronic inflammation and adverse health outcomes.
• Be familiar with the dietary inflammatory index and how to use it in the health setting.
• Be able to counsel patients about sugar and sugar substitutes.
• Be able to describe the signs and symptoms of celiac disease and understand the difference between celiac, wheat allergy and gluten sensitivity to better counsel dental patients.

  • Course Code: S04
  • Time: 8:30am-11:30am
  • Location: Renaissance Main Floor,
  • CE Credit: 3
  • Audience:
  • Seating Taken:
    45%
Tieraona Low Dog

Tieraona Low Dog

Tieraona Low Dog, MD’s exploration of natural medicine and its role in modern health care began more than 35 years ago as she studied midwifery, herbal medicine, massage therapy, and martial arts before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements, herbal medicine and women’s health.
Conflict Of Interest: Consultant-Healthy Lifestyle Brands, LLC & Dr. Low Dog`s Apothecary, LLC

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