The Not - So - Sweet Effects of Dietary and Lifestyle Considerations: The Impact on Oral Health, Obesity and Chronic Disease

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Saturday August 11, 2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 08:30 AM until noon
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Location Name
Southcentral Foundation Nuka Wellness & Learning Center Tribal Drum Room 110
4085 Tudor Centre Drive
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
United States
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

Alaska Dental Hygienists' Association
Betsy Reynolds, RDH, MS


C.E. Credit for Dental Hygienists : 3.00
** Alaska DHA is not responsible for lost or misplaced CEU AK BoDE approved course certificate. A $50 fee will be charged for the reissue of a certificate, this is only available for up to 2 years after course date, upon verification of attendance.

Training Overview Description

Course Synopsis:

According to the CDC, sugary drinks are the ‘leading sources of added sugars in the American diet. Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with tooth decay and cavities, weight gain/obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney diseases, non-alcoholic liver disease, and gout. Limiting sugary drink intake can help individuals of all ages achieve good oral hygiene, maintain a healthy weight and have a healthy diet. While replacement of these sugary beverages with artificially sweetened products may seem like a good idea, there are distinct oral health and general health disadvantages to consider. This course will focus on healthy alternatives to consuming sweetened products in an effort to prevent oral disease, obesity, chronic disease, and the systemic ramifications that accompany being overweight. A discussion on the importance of sleep, exercise and nutritional concerns will also be included to further understanding of positive choices your patients can make for better oral and systemic health and chronic disease prevention.

Course Objectives:

Following the presentation, participants will be able to:
*Describe how sugary drinks impact oral and systemic health.
*Discuss with their patients how sugary drinks increasing the risk of obesity and chronic disease even in children.
*Communicate with patients the added sugar limit recommended issued by the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans and make recommendations to patients to improve their beverage choices.
*Distinguish between high fructose corn syrup and sugar
*Understand the health effects of popular artificial sweeteners
*Recognize the signs and symptoms of dehydration
*Calculate optimum daily water intake
*Describe age-dependent sleep requirements for children, adolescents and teenagers
*Discuss the importance of Playing Every Day!

Oral Health
Dental Hygienist
Dental Health Aide/Therapist
Dental Assistant

Registration Information

Mail attached registration form to:
Alaska DHA, c/o Shannon Almeda
10601 Treeline CT
Anchorage, AK, 99507

Pre-Registration ends July 28th, 2018 and must be postmarked by this date. After July 28th registration will only be accepted at the door if seating is available.

Payment accepted with PayPal or check. Making checks payable to Alaska DHA.
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Questions? Contact: Shannon 907-223-1601 or