Do You Eat What You See or See What You Eat? (Live)

In this course, attendees will understand the importance of focusing on the quality of food rather than the quantity of food.

Do you eat what you see or see what you eat? Have you ever noticed why some countries have fewer caries and chronic illnesses than others? Food is a powerful tool to address systemic problems in our society, and some countries don’t allow suspected carcinogens or dyes in their food. Food with preservatives and dyes is more likely to cause someone to have a chronic illness, cancer, autism, food allergies, and diabetes than those without these additives. In this course, attendees will understand the importance of focusing on the quality of food rather than the quantity of food. Additionally, attendees will comprehend the oral-systemic effects of preservatives, dyes, and other additives to food and why they are not allowed for human consumption in particular countries.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain why particular additives in foods can have a negative influence on the human body
  • Discover the prevalence of chronic illnesses associated with food additives
  • Identify nutritional considerations associated with food consumption
  • Describe how preservatives and dyes influence oral health
  • Become motivated to purchase fresh and healthy food for an improved quality of life

About the Presenter

Lacy Walker

LACY WALKER, RDH, BS, CDA, FAAOSH is a dental hygienist currently living in Germany who has experience working in a psychiatric hospital in North Carolina, as well as cosmetic, restorative, DSO, periodontal, and general practices. Lacy is also the CE Director for A Tale of Two Hygienists podcast, has Fellowship with AAOSH, and is a former Perio Protect Trainer. She has more than 23 years of experience in the dental industry and has a passion for the oral-systemic connection. She is a published author in DrBicuspid and RDH Magazine, has a Whitening CE course available through the Dental Academy of Continuing Education, and a Radiology course through Old Well Consulting. She is the mother of two teenage girls and a wife to a retired military service member of 21 years. She can be reached at,, @lacyrdh, @Shygienist, or by visiting

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • Course Certificate
  • CE credit(s): 2

    Course Type: Virtual Conference

    Published Date: June 10, 2023

    This continuing education (CE) activity was developed by Endeavor Business Media with no commercial support.

    This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, from novice to skilled.

    Educational methods: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity.

    Provider disclosure: Endeavor Business Media neither has a leadership position nor a commercial interest in any products or services discussed or shared in this educational activity. No manufacturer or third party had any input in the development of the course content.

    Requirements for successful completion: To obtain 2 CE credits for this educational activity, you must pay the required fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation, and obtain an exam score of 70% or higher.

    CE planner disclosure: Laura Winfield, Endeavor Business Media dental group CE coordinator, neither has a leadership nor commercial interest with the products or services discussed in this educational activity. Ms. Winfield can be reached at

    Educational disclaimer: Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.

    Image authenticity statement: The images in this educational activity have not been altered.

    Scientific integrity statement: Information shared in this CE course is developed from clinical research and represents the most current information available from evidence-based dentistry.

    Known benefits and limitations of the data: The information presented in this educational activity is derived from the data and information contained in the reference section.

    Registration: The cost of this CE course is Free for 2 CE credits.

    Cancellation and refund policy: Any participant who is not 100% satisfied with this course can request a full refund by contacting Endeavor Business Media in writing.

    Provider information:

    Dental Board of California: Provider RP5933. Course registration number CA code: 22149. Expires . “This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 2 units of continuing education.”


    Endeavor Business Media is a nationally approved PACE program provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
    Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
    11/1/2022 to 10/31/2024.
    Provider ID# 320452
    AGD code: 150


    Endeavor Business Media is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPNW (January 1, 2022–December 31, 2024). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit. AADH code: AADHEMB-128-6-2023-2


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