Colgate Oral Health Network

Back to the basics of Nutrition and oral health

Join Dental Hygienist and Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach Lani McBeth to discuss the role of nutrition and systemic health. This course will review the basics of food with a focus on sugar, nutrients, and water and provide dental professionals with three actional steps they can use to help patients recognize the role of good nutrition in disease prevention and healing. Just as important as oral hygiene instructions, nutritional counseling is vital in preventing chronic disease and promoting health.

Participants will learn:

  • Explain the role of sugar in inflammation
  • Recall the formula for water intake to prevent dehydration
  • Discuss the primary function of Vitamin A,C, and D in oral health


Lani McBeth


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Lani McBeth is a Prevention Strategist, Clinician, Speaker, Author, and CEO of OWL: The Oral Wellness Link. She attended The University of Northern Arizona and received her BS in Dental Hygiene. She continued her education in Dental Hygiene at NAU while receiving her Licensure as an Expanded Functions Hygienist. Advanced learning has driven her to pursue education in business development, medical/dental coding, holistic/biologic dentistry, and nutrition. In her educational pursuits, she has found a balance in using Western and Eastern Medicine when working to find the oral-systemic link. She has received honors as a top clinician in her DH class, Hygienist of the Year in Arizona, and is a 2023 Sunstar Award of Distinction Recipient as a Full Time Clinician. In addition, she has been a National Speaker for Young Innovations, and Spear Education, assisted in Susan Cotton’s Oral Cancer Workshops, and served the Arizona Dental Hygiene Association.

Financial disclosure: Ms. Lani McBeth has received an honorarium from Colgate-Palmolive Company.

"The role of nutrition in oral-systemic disease" has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the AGD Pace and is supported by funds received from Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Inc. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized AGD Pace provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your AGD Pace C.E. Certificate.


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