Short courses


Nutrition Workshop for Dental Hygienists and Therapists

  • 6.5 hours
  • 1 day


This one-day workshop aims to introduce clinical nutrition for dental teams.

The study day will provide an overview of clinical nutrition.

It will enable you to introduce nutritional management of periodontal disease into your everyday practice.

The course will cover: 

  • basic nutrition principles 
  • nutritional biochemistry relevant to chronic inflammation and the periodontal tissues 

The practical application of clinical nutrition will be presented and you'll also have the opportunity to study a case history.

You'll gain 6.5 hours of verifiable CPD (continuing professional development).

The course is run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London.

Course content

This workshop will cover the following:

  • Dietary habits that affect chronic inflammation
  • Carbohydrate and protein intake relative to oral health and chronic inflammation
  • Essential fatty acids and inflammatory bone loss
  • The resolution of chronic inflammation
  • Marginal deficiency and physical observation techniques

The practical application of clinical nutrition will be highlighted with particular relevance to oral health.

Who this course is for

You'll need to be a qualified dental therapist or hygienist, or a dental nurse with at least five years' experience.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to: 

  • understand the principals of a healthy diet
  • identify dietary practices that exacerbate chronic inflammation
  • provide clear evidence-based dietary advice with respect to chronic inflammation and the periodontal tissues

Structure and teaching

The day will run from approximately 9:30am to 5pm and is divided into four parts:

  • A nutrition and biochemistry revision session relevant to chronic inflammation and periodontal disease
  • A nutrition and oral health session with a review of the latest research and evidence
  • A practical session in the form of case-history demonstrations
  • Self-assessment quiz, review and discussion time

CPD points and certificate

You'll gain 6.5 hours of verifiable CPD, plus a certificate of attendance.


The fees are £120.

Quality controls

All Eastman teachers are experienced professionals. You'll be asked to submit written feedback via a questionnaire at the end of the course, which is used to monitor the course's quality of teaching and value for money.


Please read the Eastman's refunds policy before booking.

Course team

Juliette Reeves

Juliette Reeves

Originally trained in 1993 by Patrick Holford, Juliette has spent the last 23 years studying the role of clinical nutrition in oral health. She is a Key Opinion Leader to Philips Oral Healthcare and senior UK tutor to the Swiss Dental Academy.

Juliette has written and lectured internationally for over ten years on nutritional biochemistry and the systemic associations between nutrition and oral health. She's been involved in a number of radio broadcast interviews, in addition to presenting two papers at Euro Perio 7 and the ADI Members Forum. Juliette received a lifetime achievement award for Outstanding Contribution to Dental Hygiene and Therapy in 2014 and was recently honored to be awarded the prestigious Gerald Leatherman Award from the BSDHT in November 2015.

Learner reviews

"Fabulous course! Best course I have attended for years! Want to extend knowledge / learn more about Nutrition - would love to use this for patients." [Course participant, April 2016]

Course information last modified: 7 Aug 2019, 14:53