DLA 1205 Preventative and Nutritional Care

This course includes discussion on the causes and treatments of dental caries and periodontal disease with emphasis on diet, nutrition, proper home care, preventative agents, and the dental auxiliary's role in prevention. An overview of healthy eating habits, as well as an exploration of nutritional aspects in dentistry, provide the basis for oral hygiene instruction. Personal oral health is stressed and students will prepare and present programs to patients regarding personal oral hygiene. Prerequisite: This course is part of a Limited Admissions Program; registration in this course requires admission to the program.