Xylitol: In Dentistry and Beyond.


Thursday, September 2, 2021


05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles

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1 CEU: Live Online Interactive

COST: No Charge

AGD SUBJECT CODE: 010 Basic Sciences, Cariology

PRESENTER: Dr. Kirsten Roling

HOST: Dental CE Academy

DESCRIPTION:  This class will discuss xylitol's mechanism of action, background information concerning its chemical properties, oral health prevention strategies, and uses beyond oral health.


  • Summarize the structure of xylitol.
  • Discuss the sources of xylitol.
  • Describe types of xylitol manufacturing.
  • Understand xylitol's mechanism of action for reducing bacterial levels.
  • Know the health benefits of xylitol.
  • Describe how xylitol is useful in oral health prevention strategies.
  • Understand xylitol's uses beyond oral health. 

Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS

Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy. She completed dental school training at the University of California, San Francisco; during the height of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. Dr. Roling is credited as an early pioneer of Teledentistry. Her clinical practice spans pediatrics to geriatrics. Previously an Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF; and Public Health Preceptor, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health,
Dr. Roling also held the position, Chief for the Office of Oral Health, Maricopa County, Department of Public Health where she administered the nation's largest pediatric oral health prevention programs for the third largest U.S. public health department. As a mobile dental provider to home bound geriatric patients, she commanded a large teledentistry practice. She is the recipient of the Pediatric Oral Health Access Program scholarship providing dental services to at risk infants and foster children. She has completed a certification program:Advances in Educational Methodology through the American Dental Education Association, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2017, and was interviewed by National Public Radio in 2018.