Spotting the signs of these issues and helping to mitigate their impact on the oral cavity are key to supporting both oral and systemic health.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the prevalence of eating disorders.
- Define anorexia nervosa, bulimia, rumination syndrome, and pica.
- Identify the oral manifestations associated with different types of eating disorders.
- Discuss the role of the dental hygienist in managing patients with eating disorders.
This course was issued in April 2022 and expires April 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.