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If registering two days prior to a course, call 212-573-8500 to register by phone with a credit card. We accept payment with American Express, MasterCard, or Visa.

We provide a transcript at the completion of each CE course, and we record CE credits with the State for all New York State ADA members.

Treating Dental Patients with Food Allergy and Gluten Intolerance

  • Wed, Aug 14, 2019 | 9:30 AM - Wed, Aug 14, 2019 | 12:30 PM
  • Phone: 212-573-8500


9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
CE hours: 3
tuition: $235
Register by July 17 to receive the Early Bird discount.


Treating Dental Patients with Food Allergy and Gluten Intolerance
Dentists and hygienists must better understand the unique needs of their patients with food allergy and gluten sensitivity. This course will demonstrate the impact food allergies and gluten intolerance have on oral and overall health. Attendees will learn about:

  • the interconnections between diet, food allergens and dental practice;
  • challenges of treating patients with food allergies and intolerances;
  • strategies and treatment options to avoid accidental reactions; and
  • appropriate dental materials that do not contain common food allergens, casein and/or gluten.

Challenges and Strategies: Which “Popular” Diet is Healthiest?
Fad diets can cause nutrient deficiencies, resulting in serious long- term dental health consequences. Attendees will learn about:

  • FODMAP, Mediterranean, Gluten-free, Lactose-free and Paleo diets;
  • which dental patients can benefit from these diets;
  • strategies to enable these patients to consume healthy well-balanced meals.

Ellen Karlin MMSc, RDN, LDN, FADA
Ms. Karlin holds a Master of Medical Science degree in nutrition education. She has presented nutrition and oral health lectures at dental, dental hygiene, medical, nursing, dietetic and nutrition conferences throughout the United States. She is a published author and a technical reviewer. Ms. Karlin is a nutrition consultant at a dental office, and works at the Comprehensive Asthma and Allergy Center in Maryland.

Sara Karlin, DDS
Member, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has published and contributed to a variety of resources. Dr. Karlin is practices at the Westfield Pediatric Dental Group in Westfield, New Jersey and Kids Only Dental in Forest Hills, New York.