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DEN 209 - Dental Nutrition

Basic nutrition principles, including metabolism, functions, sources, and conditions resulting from excessive or inadequate intake of each nutrient.  Study of diet planning, dietary guidelines, weight control, and current nutrition topics and controversies.  Special emphasis on the relation of nutrition to the oral cavity, interviewing, nutritional counseling, computer aided dietary analysis, and its practice in the dental office.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prequisites:  DEN 102 Dental Hygiene II, DEN 106 Clinical Dental Radiography, DEN 107 Introduction to Periodontology, DEN 110W Dental Materials, BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II, CLT 208 Pathogenic Microbiology, CLT 209L Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory

Corequisites:  Prior or Concurrent:  DEN 201 Dental Hygiene III, DEN 203 Pain Management in Dentistry, DEN 204 General and Oral Pathology, DEN 205 Periodontology, DEN 206 Dental Pharmacology, PSY 110 General Psychology

Credits: 2
2 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Define/discuss basic terms/concepts related to nutrition.
  2. Explain the functions, sources and conditions resulting from excessive or inadequate intake of various nutrients.
  3. Discuss current nutrition controversies.
  4. Apply nutrition concepts to personal nutrition.
  5. Discuss the relationship between nutrition and the oral environment.
  6. Apply nutrition concepts to clinical dental hygiene practice (nutrition counseling).
  7. Make portfolio of current topics in Nutrition Upon.

Intended Learning Outcome:

The student will be proficient in the basics of Nutrition and its relationship to oral health.  In addition, the student will provide Nutrition Counseling to a periodontally involved patient as part of the dental hygiene process of care.