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ASM 2018: The Diet to Promote Health and Prevent Disease

As the Ontario Dental Association‘s Annual Spring Meeting approaches, we at CDA Oasis are pleased to bring you highlights of some of the speakers and the sessions that will be offered this year. It is my hope that you learn from the various conversations; and if you happen to be in Toronto, you find it interesting enough to attend the event. 

Dr. Warren Karp is a Professor Emeritus at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. He holds a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from The Ohio State University and a DMD from the Dental College of Georgia. Dr. Karp is an elected Member of the American Institute of Nutrition and is Past President of the Georgia Nutrition Council. He has served as Director of the Nutrition Consult Service at the Dental College of Georgia for 20 years.

ASM2018 is the single largest venue where the dental team members can earn continuing education credits all under one roof. The meeting offers a broad and diverse range of renowned speakers and topics for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and office staff. There will be lectures, workshops and various exhibitors, showcasing the latest products and services from more than 300 companies.

I hope you benefit from the information presented in this conversation. Be sure to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca

Until next Time!

Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager

Highlights

Patients receive different, and often times conflicting, nutritional and dietary advice from health professionals, the media and advertising. Dental health professionals need to provide patients with consistent nutrition and diet advice using an evidence-based approach. A number of significant advances have been made in the understanding of how diet and nutrition relate to both a persons wellness, as well as to chronic diseases such as dental disease, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and cancer. Patients are often uninformed about effective diet and nutritional approaches to these diseases. This lecture will focus on presenting the latest information relating diet and nutrition to disease prevention.

The session will allow attendees to:

  • To help patients understand the scientific basis of preventive nutrition and healthy diets
  • To learn the difference between evidenced-based and non-evidenced-based nutritional science
  • To review the scientific principles of patient nutritional recommendations

The session will take place April 26 at 2:30 – 5:00 pm.

Full Interview (23.39″)

 

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