Eating Disorders (EDs) are a growing public health problem with worldwide prevalence. The etiology of EDs is multifactorial with genetic, biological, environmental, psychological and sociocultural influences.1,2 The societal pressures for girls to be thin and boys to “bulk-up” in the United States influences our youth’s perceptions of body image; which relates to the average age of onset for EDs being puberty through adolescence. EDs have long-lasting negative impacts to patient’s health. EDs are a group of psychiatric illnesses and this course provides information based on the new diagnostic criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition (DSM-5). This course will focus on the dental provider’s role in identification of EDs, as they are in an ideal positon to help identify EDs in earlier stages, where interventions have a higher likelihood of being successful.