2–3 hours for associated CEU credits
Carbonated beverages are the most commonly consumed beverages in the United States, with energy and sports drinks running a close second. Add in fast food and a lack of fresh fruits and vegetables and the American diet starts to resemble a small child’s fingerpainting—it’s a mess! This presentation will walk you through the nutrition maze to show how eating habits may contribute to cancer risk, the aging process, weight gain and cardiovascular problems as well as increase the risk of tooth wear, dentin hypersensitivity, caries and periodontitis.
- Relate the importance of diet to dental patients during oral health care appointments.
- Come up with new ideas for healthy eating and improved nutrition.
- Promote healthier habits for improved oral health and whole body wellness.
- Make healthier food choices.
- Implement strategies for healthier living.
- Collaborate with nutrition professionals as multidisciplinary team members in patient management when necessary.
Lisa is a tenured Professor, Graduate Program Director and Registered Dietitian at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, Caruth School of Dental Hygiene where she currently teaches courses in public/community health and provides nutrition lectures in the dental hygiene and predoctoral dental curriculum, and oversees practicum placement and thesis research as co-director in the College of Medicine’s Education for Healthcare Professionals graduate program. Additionally she serves as a preceptor for the Baylor University Medical Center Dietetic internship program. As a health care professional and educator, she is committed to two interconnected goals: sharing her knowledge, expertise, and passion while promoting the value of interprofessional collaboration among dental professionals within the wider health care community for greater patient/client outcomes.
Lisa serves as a reviewer and expert content advisor on numerous publications which include: The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Journal of the American Dental Association, the Journal of Dental Hygiene and organizations such as the National Diabetes Education Program, National Maternal & Child Oral Health Resource Center and the American Dental Educators Association (ADEA). Lisa is a published author in dental textbooks and peer reviewed journals on multiple topics pertaining to diet, nutrition and oral health and the practical application to whole body health for dietetic and dental professionals. She coauthored the Nutrition Curriculum for the revised 2015 edition of the ADEA Curriculum Guidelines for Allied Dental Education Programs. Additionally, she served as primary author for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Practice Paper on Oral Health and Nutrition. She is the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Nutrition Education of Health Professionals award and the 2016 Texas Dental Hygiene Directors’ Association/Proctor & Gamble Teaching Excellence Award. Lisa presents educational lectures both nationally and internationally.