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Update Your Soft Diet Recommendations to Improve Healing and Increase Patient Satisfaction

October 12, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

1.0 CE Credit

*Registration is free however if you wish to earn a CE credit for attending this course a fee of $29 +HST (CAD) will apply in order to issue you a certificate. You will be required to be in attendance for a minimum of 40 minutes and answer a polling question to qualify for CE


A soft diet is often required to protect surgical sites or prevent prosthetic complications. Often heavily restrictive diets lead to non-compliance, frustration and increased risk of post-operative complications. Without careful attention to patient preferences, and knowledge of the nutrition and texture interplay in soft diets, our recommendations can lack the guidance to provide a more targeted approach to improve wound healing and patient wellbeing.

A new food category in medical nutrition will be discussed as it offers a novel solution to the crunchy cravings our patients often experience. A more guided approach to food selection during the post-operative period will be proposed that attempts to optimize wound healing, reduce unwanted weight loss and improve patient confidence in the process.


  1. Understand the consequences of a soft diet on nutritional health and psychosocial well-being.
  2. Describe key nutrients necessary in the diet to optimize oral wound healing.
  3. Review transitional food use for people on a soft diet.
  4. Understand a new dietary protocol that helps a patient cope with a mandated soft diet and potentially optimizes surgical outcomes.


Dr. Reva Barewal

Women in Dentistry is a locally approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 10/1/2019 to 9/30/2025.
Provider #210738.

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