Program Track: Periodontal-Systemic Relationships
Moderator: Jeanne M. Salcetti
Speaker: John A. Yagiela
Nutraceuticals are foods or food derivatives intended to provide health benefits beyond their basic nutritional value. This presentation will provide a balanced review of this topic based on the latest research from sources such as the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Understand the current use and regulation of nutraceuticals in the United States.
Identify nutraceuticals with proven health benefits, potential benefits or no established merit.
Recognize potential interactions between nutraceutical intake and routine dental care (including the use of drugs in dentistry).