Patient Guidance for Infant Feeding, Food Allergy Prevention

New Guidance for Infant Feeding: Solving the Mystery of Food Allergy Prevention for Dental Professionals
Presented by Ellen Karlin, MMSc, RDH, LDN, a nutrition consultant who holds a Master of Medical Science degree in nutrition education and is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Ms. Karlin has no relevant financial relationships to report.

There is new guidance for infant feeding recommendations, based on randomized controlled trials, regarding the prevention of food allergy. The newly released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans include key messages that are relevant to the way in which we should be counseling dental patients regarding infant feeding as a way to prevent food allergy. The change in guidance has created uncertainity, confusion and fear among patients with regards to how and when to introduce allergens into a baby's diet. This course will provide practical advice you can share with your patients for food allergy prevention.
Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the leading hypotheses for the rapid rise in childhood food allergy.
  • Formulate how to address the nutritional and oral needs in the pediatric food allergy community.
  • Discuss the current evidence-based food allergy prevention guidelines that can be integrated into individualized, comprehensive oral health care messages.


Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Virtual Platform: Zoom Webinar
$15 – PDA/ADA member dentist
$50 – Nonmember dentist
$15 – hygienists, EFDAs or non-licensed team members
CE Credits:
1 credit hour  appropriate for dentists, hygienists and dental assistants.
Registration deadline:
Registration deadline is August 4, 2021

Cancellation policy: No refunds. 

What to expect for this virtual course:
Registration is a two-step process. The second step will begin on July 29 when attendees will receive an email with a link to provide their name and email address to register with Zoom and receive a personalized link to join the webinar. Each attendee must watch the program on their own device and use a device that allows you to view and hear the presentation. Please note that the emails with the link to join the webinar will come from Rebecca Von Nieda (  
We will track attendance and award CE credit to those who are logged in for the entire course. If we do not have your name on the attendance report generated after the virtual meeting, you will not receive credit for the course.

To register online please follow these steps: 
Non-dentist dental team members who are not attending the course with a dentist should contact Rebecca Von Nieda via email at regarding online registration. 
1. Sign in to the website. Every dentist has a record. For most dentists, your website default username is your first initial, last name and four-digit year of birth with no spaces. The password is lowercase ada and your ADA number. If you need assistance with your username and password, please contact Rebecca via email
2. Click the Register Myself button. Pricing will be applied based on your member status. 
3. To register non-dentist (hygienists, assistants or non-licensed guests) attendees for the course, click +Add a Guest under "My Registration Status:" to add your guest. If you have previously attended a PDA program with a non-dentist guest, that person may appear as an existing contact. Please use unique email addresses for all attendees. 
4. Click Proceed to Checkout to review your order and enter your credit card information. 
5. Click Submit Order to complete your registration. You will receive a confirmation email.


Pennsylvania Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider 
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. 
ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
PDA designates this activity for one (1) continuing education credit.
8/4/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual on Zoom