Course Description: Paleo, Keto, Gluten-Free, Lectin-Free, Mediterranean……which are the best diets for optimal health? What foods promote inflammation, and what foods dampen it? The science and the claims are confusing. This course will examine two components of the Western diet: Fructose & lectins. Many of the chronic inflammatory conditions patients present may be exacerbated or improved with dietary choices. Dental professionals can and should proactively engage in dietary recommendations. Spoiler alert! You won’t indulge in fructose consumption quite the same after this attending this course!

Learning Objectives:

• Identify which foods are lectins and their influence on health and disease

• Pinpoint hidden sources of fructose, their link to inflammatory conditions and alternative fructose-free options

• Understand leaky gut and the steps dental professionals can take to be a health advocate for these patients

About the Speaker:

Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH practices clinically in Dallas, Texas and is founder and owner of a continuing education company named Cutting Edge Concepts. Her background as a clinician, consultant, and speaker enable her to identify with challenges facing dentistry and offer innovative solutions vital to success in today’s marketplace. Dentistry Today has recognized Karen as a “Leader in Continuing Education” since 2006.


This is a recording of a live webinar presented on May 15, 2020.

Course Contact: cynthia.sensabaugh@philips.com

Course Categories: Diet and Nutrition (Dental Effects and Nutritional Counseling of the Patient)

Provider Approval: Nationally Recognized (AGD-PACE) Academy of General Dentistry Program approval for Continuing Education

Educational Type: Self Study

Educational Method: Electronically mediated with a testing mechanism (internet, one-way & two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communications devices)

Prerequisites : None
Sponsor(s) : Philips Oral Healthcare

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Affiliated and/or Associated with Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH is a consultant to Philips Oral Healthcare and has been paid an honorarium for presenting this course.

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Date / Time

Self Study - On Demand