Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-508-110 055305 Nutrition and Dental Health
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
DescriptionPrepares student dental hygienists to counsel patients about diet and its impact on oral health. Students learn to distinguish between balanced and unbalanced diets and to construct diets that meet the needs of patients with compromised dental/oral health. Students also learn to counsel patients about the effect of eating disorders on dental health.
Total Credits2
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Distinguish between balanced and unbalanced diets
  2. Illustrate how carbohydrate intake impacts oral and systemic health
  3. Illustrate how protein intake impacts oral and systemic health
  4. Describe how lipids impact oral and systemic health
  5. Infer how vitamin intake affects a patient's health
  6. Infer how mineral intake affects a patient's health and fluid balance
  7. Construct a diet to meet the needs of patients with compromised dental /oral conditions
  8. Describe nutritional needs at different stages in the life cycle
  9. Correlate eating disorders with the effects on dental health