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Oral Health and Nutrition Course

Further your career opportunities by becoming a registered dental assistant in extended functions.

December 1, 24



It’s important that dental professionals have an understanding of nutrition and dental health and the correlation between the two.

Our functional nutrition course is designed to provide dental assistants and other dental professionals with a deeper understanding of nutrition for oral and dental health. This course is meticulously crafted to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote excellent oral health through proper nutrition practices.

Dental Nutrition Course Objective

The main objective of our integrative nutrition course is to equip you with the knowledge of the vital connection between oral health and nutrition. This is done in a few ways:

Fundamental Principles of Oral Health

You’ll gain a strong foundation in oral health by exploring anatomy and understanding the key structures, dental conditions, causes, symptoms, and how nutrition plays a role in this.

Impact of Nutrition

Students develop an appreciation for the critical relationship between nutrition and oral health. Discover how a well-balanced diet, rich in essential nutrients, can promote healthy teeth and gums, while also exploring the detrimental effects of poor dietary choices.

Identify Nutritional Best Practices

Nutrition for dental health is all about making the right choices and as a dental professional, you need to be able to counsel patients on what decisions to make. Understand the role of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients in maintaining strong teeth and healthy gums.

Address Dietary Concerns

You will acquire the knowledge to identify harmful dietary habits that can negatively impact oral health, such as excessive sugar consumption and acidic food and beverage choices. Understand the consequences of these habits, such as dental erosion and cavities, and learn strategies to minimize their impact.

Diet and Nutrition in Oral Health: Course Description

The oral health and nutrition course explores the fundamental principles of oral health and its role in preventing various diseases. You’ll gain insights into what dietary causes result in certain dental conditions and how a well-balanced diet can help contribute to a healthy mouth.

Our expert instructors will guide you through the common dietary pitfalls that can negatively affect oral health. You will learn to identify harmful dietary habits and their potential consequences, such as dental erosion and cavities. Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to make informed decisions regarding your diet, ensuring your oral health remains in optimal condition.

At Howard Health Academy, we believe in engaging learning experiences. Throughout the course, you will have access to valuable resources, including case studies, visual aids, and practical demonstrations, allowing you to apply your newfound knowledge effectively.

Our faculty comprises experienced oral health professionals who are passionate about sharing their expertise and ensuring your success in this critical field.

The Oral Health and Nutrition course will count towards the CE units required for your license renewal and will arm you with skills to help you better serve your patients.

Enroll today in our Oral Health and Nutrition course to transform the way you look at the connection between nutrition and dental care.

Howard Healthcare Academy is your best option for earning additional dental assistance certifications. We offer a wide range of standalone programs to complete your dental professional profile.
Start your registered dental assistant in extended functions certification at Howard Healthcare Academy today!

Financial Services

Howard Healthcare Academy offers several financial assistance programs to help you kickstart your career as a certified dental assistant. See if you qualify for one of our scholarships and apply today!

Dental Assistant Scholarship

MyCAA Scholarship

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