08/05/24 – 5pm-8pm PT / 7-10pm CT / 8-11pm ET Eating Disorders and Popular Diets: Their Effects on Oral Health

08/05/24 – 5pm-8pm PT / 7-10pm CT / 8-11pm ET Eating Disorders and Popular Diets: Their Effects on Oral Health


Instructor: By Dr. Joanne Conaway, ND, BSN, RN

- One of the most common medical conditions that the dental professional will encounter is patients with eating disorders. Eating disorders affect more than 24 million Americans. Because eating disorders primarily affect women ages 12 – 25, who are otherwise healthy, the dental staff members are often the first health professionals to suspect that a serious health problem is occurring.

This course will review the most prevalent eating disorder diseases. It will examine the common causes of these conditions as well as the clinical signs and symptoms. Specific attention will be paid to the oral manifestations resulting from each eating disorder. The course will also discuss the most appropriate recommendations that the dental team can make to limit the oral damages caused by eating disorders.

After completing this course, the clinician will be able to:

  1. Describe the dental and medical complications often associated with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.
  2. Discuss the most common risk factors for a person developing an eating disorder.
  3. Describe the medical/psychological treatment options for people with eating disorders.
  4. List the most common oral signs & symptoms associated with an eating disorder.
  5. Describe the proper oral home-care recommendations for patients with a purging disorder.

About Live, Interactive Webcast Continuing Education Seminars:

A live, interactive webcast seminar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community, except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation.

Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webcast seminar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webcast seminars.

When you enroll in any ACES webcast course, you will be sent an e-mail with complete information on how to join the online seminar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live seminar, you will complete a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:

Instructor: By Dr. Joanne Conaway - No relevant financial relationship to report

Education Advisory Committee (EAC): Members of the EAC have no relevant financial relationships to report

ACES ownership and staff: No relevant financial relationship to report

Advanced Continuing Education Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized provider for dental continuing education.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.

To learn more about ACES and this course: call 888-844-ACES