This course is designed to provide each dental hygiene student with an understanding of basic nutrition as it applies to general and oral health. Topics covered include the fundamental biochemical principles of nutrients, nutrient requirements, food sources and related diseases. Students learn nutritional concepts as they apply to preventative dentistry. These concepts emphasize dietary analysis and counseling for caries susceptible and periodontally involved patients. Students are introduced to the evaluation and use of nutritional references and educational materials to enhance patient treatment.
Department Description : Dental Auxiliaries Education