Webinar: How Nutrition Can Support a Child's Oral Health
Parents and caregivers are well-informed about the connection between sugar in the diet and dental caries. However, parents often have a limited grasp of the broader implications of diet and how nutrient-dense dietary patterns help to support the child’s oral health. Additionally, there is much confusion surrounding the association between ultra-processed food and dental caries in children and adolescents.
Join Sara Karlin, DDS, and Ellen Karlin MMSc, RDN, LDN, FADA, on Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 2-3 p.m. ET, for a webinar that will discuss valuable tips to effectively educate your patients and clients about nutrition and pediatric oral health. These tips will enable you to empower and guide parents and caregivers towards making informed dietary choices to support the oral health of the infant, child, and adolescent. Engage with this dynamic duo as they discuss how proper nutrition and diet diversity play a key role in supporting a child’s long-term oral health and overall well-being.
After completing this activity, health care professionals will be better able to:
1. Describe the 3-directional relationship between nutrition and pediatric oral and overall health.
2. Define the association between ultra-processed food and fermentable carbohydrates and dental caries in children and adolescents.
3. Discuss and list practical nutrition tips to share with patients and clients to promote oral health in infants, children, and adolescents.
Dr. Sara Karlin is a board-certified pediatric dentist working as Adjunct Faculty at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and in private practice at the Kids’ Dental Office of Phoenix. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and completed her D.D.S. at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Dr. Karlin pursued her specialty training at New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center, earning a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Karlin is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Arizona Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Karlin is a nationally invited speaker on the subject of nutrition and oral health. She is the primary author of “Dental and Oral Considerations in Pediatric Celiac Disease” published in J Dent Child, May 2016 and has contributed to other resources. Sara is co-author for a variety of 2022 and 2023 online continuing education courses for oral healthcare providers.
Ellen Karlin currently runs a successful virtual nutrition consulting service. She was a nutrition consultant to dental healthcare professionals in Owings Mills, Maryland and a nutrition consultant at the Comprehensive Asthma and Allergy Center for over 3 decades. Ellen holds a Master of Medical Science degree in nutrition education from Emory University. She became a fellow of the American Dietetic Association in 1999. Ellen is a spokesperson for the American Dairy Association North East and a nationally recognized speaker. She has delivered numerous webinars and is a nationally invited speaker at nutrition, nursing, dental and dental hygiene conferences. She was the co-author of “Dental and Oral Considerations in Pediatric Celiac Disease” and has contributed to a variety of other resources. Ellen is co-author for a variety of 2022 and 2023 online continuing education courses for oral healthcare providers.
Sara Karlin, faculty for this event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Ellen Karlin, faculty for this event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
The planners for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
An “ineligible company” includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU).
RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.
- 1.00 CDR
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