ON DEMAND: The Benefits of Xylitol in Oral Health Prevention Strategies and Beyond

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CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credits

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  010, Basic Sciences - Cariology

MODE: Electronically Mediated | Recorded 5.16.2021 | Expires 4.30.2022 | On Demand Home Study

SPEAKER: Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS  (Bio below)

AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED:  Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser

INSTRUCTIONS:  Register and check your email for confirmation to join. Once video begins to play, tap on blue banner at top of screen to download course handout and CE credit instructions. Do not fast forward. Your attendance is monitored. At end of recording a red banner will appear to complete a quiz for CE Credit.  You will also be sent an email to complete the quiz for CE Credit. To generate this email, please log out by closing the screen. For assistance with CE Credit, please submit one online request here: https://www.dentalceacademy.com/ceverification

COURSE SUMMARY:  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. 

​Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure of Speaker: This course receives no sponsorship. The speaker, Dr. Kirsten Roling is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy. She is not paid an honorarium. She declares a financial relationship with Dental CE Academy. For written documentation contact support@dentalcenow.com.

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