Webinar - Nutrition & Oral Health

Join us for a 1 hour online webinar discussing nutrition and oral health!


Topics to be covered include:

  • Understand the principles of health psychology to influence patients to make nutritional and oral health behaviour changes.
  • Apply strategies to open chair side conversations in relation to diet and nutrition
  • Identify when to refer/referral pathways to a dietician or GP.


About our speaker:

Dr Kay Franks

PhD, MEdStudies, BOH, Cert DT, Dip BM

Dr Kay Franks is a registered Oral Health Therapist with more than 40 years clinical and management experience in various locations throughout New South Wales. Kay holds a certificate of Dental Therapy, an undergraduate Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Newcastle, a Master of Educational Studies and a PhD in Oral Health. Her area of research is diet and nutrition and the Oral Health Therapy practice and its educational content and focus in the oral health therapy teaching space. To support this research Kay has designed, implemented and evaluated a video educational tool that simulates communication between the Oral Health Therapist and the patient in the dental environment. Kay has presented her research nationally and internationally, is the author of several publications and has received three international awards for her poster presentation research.

Kay has worked in allied health education, University and VET sector teaching and has experience in writing curriculum for several courses in the current Oral Health Therapy program at the University of Newcastle. Kay leads the overseas BOHT student placement program in Cambodia, a placement that has just completed its fourth year. This overseas placement has research attached to the service-learning model and Kay is collaborating with the Cambodia oral health services to analyze the retention of ART technique restorations placed by BOHT students during the annual placement.


Webinar Times:

SA, NT- 7.30 pm 
WA - 6pm


Registration cost:

DHAA Members: Webinar registration is free for all categories of DHAA membership. 
Non members: registration is available for non members at a cost of $40 per attendee. 


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8/02/2023 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Online Webinar AUSTRALIA
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