Trending Diets and the Skinny on Dental Health
April 4, 2024 • 7pm CST
2 Hour | Live Online
Sara Karlin, DDS &
Ellen Karlin MMSc, RDN, LDN, FADA
CE Topic: Trending Diets and the Skinny on Dental Health
Fad diets are growing and becoming serious public health concerns, requiring
significantly increased attention from dental professionals. This course tackles these diet
trends your patients are following: Low FODMAP, Mediterranean, Gluten-free, Dairy-
free, and plant-based diets; and how they affect the dental health of your patients, arming
you with what you need to know as a dental professional. Explore best practices that will
help oral healthcare professionals put key learnings into clinical practice.
1. Navigate the plethora of information on "trending" diets
2. Explain the impact of diet trends on the oral microbiome
3. List nutrition strategies to promote weight control and oral health
Dr. Sara Karlin is a board-certified pediatric dentist working as Adjunct Faculty at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and in private practice in Phoenix. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and completed her D.D.S. at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Dr. Karlin pursued her specialty training at New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center, earning a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Karlin is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Arizona Dental Association.
Dr. Karlin is a nationally invited speaker on the subject of nutrition and oral health. She is the primary author of “Dental and Oral Considerations in Pediatric Celiac Disease” published in J Dent Child, May 2016 and has contributed to other resources. Sara is co-author for a variety of 2022 and 2023 online continuing education courses for oral healthcare providers.
Ellen Karlin currently runs a successful virtual nutrition consulting service. She was a nutrition consultant to dental healthcare professionals in Owings Mills, Maryland and a nutrition consultant at the Comprehensive Asthma and Allergy Center for over 30 years. Ellen holds a Master of Medical Science degree in nutrition education from Emory University. She became a fellow of the American Dietetic Association in 1999.
Ellen is a spokesperson for the American Dairy Association North East and a nationally recognized speaker. She has delivered numerous webinars and is a nationally invited speaker at dental and dental hygiene conferences. She was the co-author of “Dental and Oral Considerations in Pediatric Celiac Disease” published in J Dent Child, May 2016. Ellen has contributed to a variety of other resources, including “Trendy Diets and Oral Health” published in Access Journal, December, 2019. Ellen has also co-authored several 2022 and 2023 online continuing education courses for oral healthcare providers.