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Life Saving PPE Essentials: Diet, Exercise, and Self-Care

Friday, April 12

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

1.5 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA, AUX


As dental professionals, we are in a unique position to provide our patients with the highest degree of preventive health care. There has been a dramatic shift in lifestyle habits over the last year. Masks, face shields, gloves, glasses and expensive air filtration systems in our dental offices help guard/protect us at work, but what we do outside of our dental operatories to maintain our bodies and health should be a key priority in each of our lives.

This session will enable participants to:
- Integrate emerging science on diet, exercise and self-care into a personal plan of action.
- Discuss how lifestyle habits contribute to the aging process, sleep quality and weight.
- Redefine exercise as a method of health maintenance rather than weight loss.
- Discuss how sugar impacts oral health and overall health.
- Identify healthy eating patterns and lifestyle modifications to promote optimal health.


Lisa F. Mallonee, M.P.H., R.D.H., R.D., L.D.

Lisa F. Mallonee, MPH, RDH, RD, LD received a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and a Master of Public Health with a coordinated degree in nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lisa is a tenured Professor, at Texas A&M School of Dentistry. She currently serves as Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. As a dually licensed health care professional and educator, she is committed to two interconnected goals: sharing her knowledge, expertise, and passion while promoting the value of interprofessional collaboration among dental professionals within the wider health care community for greater patient/client outcomes. Conflict of Interest: None listed

Lisa F. Mallonee, M.P.H., R.D.H., R.D., L.D.
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