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Insider Study Club, Xylitol 101 – An Overview with Rhoda P. Kublickis, BASDH, MHS, CRDH, FAADH
September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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Although dental decay is largely preventable, it is still considered to be the most common, chronic infectious disease of children ages 5-17. It is impossible to completely avoid sugar in our diets, so a more realistic approach would be to consider incorporating a natural sweetener substitute, such as xylitol, into our daily lifestyle. with its bacterial inhibiting, anti-inflammatory and anti-adherence properties, xylitol can be a safe, natural alternative. This course will describe how xylitol reduces the bacterial load in the oral biofilm resulting in fewer caries infections. Attendees will gain a greater appreciation for the many preventive and therapeutic benefits of xylitol not only for oral infections but improving overall health.
• Understand the overall health benefits of xylitol
• Examine the history of xylitol research
• Explain how xylitol interferes with bacterial function
• Assess products containing xylitol and other sweeteners for effectiveness
• Relate to the phrase “Strive for Five”
Rhoda Pepito Kublickis was born in the Philippines. She holds multi-state hygiene licensees. She received Associates in Science in Dental Hygiene from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and her Bachelor of Applied Science of Dental Hygiene from St. Petersburg College. Twenty-nine years after hygiene school at Fairleigh Dickinson University, she received her Masters of Health Science with high honors from Nova Southeastern University. She served as President of the Florida Dental Hygiene Association from 2014-15. She has educated several thousand health professionals on oral and systemic link nationally as the Regional Xylitol Educator for Xlear/Spry, the leading manufacturer of xylitol dental defense products. She is also an Oral Care Service provider for HyLife Oral Health Alliance, providing weekly brushing, interdental cleaning and xylitol to her clients in assisted living facilities in Broward County. Trained in mass disasters for FEMORS the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System Rhoda assists forensic odontologists to identify deceased at Broward, Dade and Palm Beach County Medical Examiners offices. She is one of 2018’s Sunstar/RDH Award of distinction for her of years’ dental forensic volunteer service. And she also is clinical adjunct instructor at Broward College. She’s been married to Alex since 1985 and together they have two Marines and a their youngest is a Golden Knight who attends University of Central Florida.