Nutrition Workshop for Dental Hygienists and Therapists: Part 2
This one-day workshop for the dental team will provide an in-depth look at nutritional biochemistry from a cellular level. It'll also cover the role of the gut microbiome relevant to systemic inflammation and periodontal disease.
This course aims to:
provide a review and update on current thinking surrounding oral systemic associations
take a further in-depth look at oxidative stress and antioxidant enzyme activity with relevance to chronic inflammation and oral health
examine the effect of calcium metabolism and acid base homeostasis on bone density and oral health
discuss the effect of refined carbohydrate intake on the gut microbiome and the aetiology of chronic inflammation
present an overview of probiotics mechanisms and the effect on the inflammatory cascade
review the significance of the gut and oral microbiome and the potential role of nutrition and probiotics in modulating local and systemic inflammatory immune responses
consider the indications and contraindications of vitamin and mineral supplementation
Before attending this course, it would be beneficial for you to have completed part 1, however this is not essential as an overview will be provided.
You'll gain 6.5 hours of verifiable CPD (continuing professional development).
The course is run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London.
This course will cover:
current understandings of oral-systemic associations
shared risk factors (stress, smoking, obesity) and associated pro-inflammatory mechanisms
oxidative stress and intracellular antioxidant enzyme activity
calcium metabolism, bone density and inflammatory mechanisms associated with bone loss
the physiology of the gut and the effect of gut health on oral and systemic inflammation
the role of nutrition and probiotics on the human microbiome and susceptibility to disease
observation techniques, signs and symptoms to help determine nutritional deficiencies
Who this course is for
You'll need to be a qualified dental therapist or hygienist, or a dental nurse with at least five years' experience.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
identify nutrition and lifestyle factors implicated in modulating local and systemic inflammatory immune responses with relevance to periodontal diseases
discuss the associations between chronic inflammation, systemic disease, gut health and oral health
understand how to effectively implement a supportive nutritional approach to periodontal disease through clinical observations of oral manifestation of nutritional deficiency
discern the indications and contra indications of supplementation
Structure and teaching
The day will run from approximately 9:30am to 5pm and will include:
a nutrition and biochemistry revision session relevant to chronic inflammation and periodontal disease
a nutrition and oral health session with a review of the latest research and evidence
a practical session in the form of case-history demonstrations
a self-assessment quiz, review and discussion time
CPD points and certificate
You'll gain 6.5 hours of verifiable CPD, plus a certificate of attendance.
Tel: +44 (0)20 8016 7600
Eastman Dental Hospital
256 Grays Inn road ,
Tel: 020 3456 7899
University College London
Tel: 020 7679 2000