Oral Hygiene in the Wilderness
Presented by Adam Shoalts and Dr. Wendy Ward
In this engaging lecture, Adam Shoalts, Canadian explorer and national best-seller, will unveil the foods and natural elements he relies on in wilderness settings, offering practical insights into maintaining oral hygiene. Complementing this, Dr. Wendy Ward, a leading authority in scientific research on nutrition and oral health, will delve into the scientific realm, elucidating the specific components within these elements that contribute significantly to our oral health. Together, they’ll provide a unique fusion of real-world practices and scientific understanding, creating a comprehensive narrative on oral hygiene’s natural and scientific dimensions.
Dr. Wendy Ward Professor and Senior Research Fellow in The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock UniversityDr. Wendy WardProfessor and Senior Research Fellow in The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University
Dr. Ward is a Professor and Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University. Within the Nutrition, Bone and Oral Health Research Group, her team studies how dietary strategies may help protect against osteoporosis and related fractures and how diet can be used to promote periodontal health. This includes studying tea and its polyphenols. Her team has published widely on nutrition and health. She is an Editor in Chief for the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, volunteers with nutrition and health organizations and delivers continuing education for health professionals and community education activities.
Adam ShoaltsWestaway Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Ph.D.
Adam Shoalts is a professional explorer and national best-selling author. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society for “extraordinary contributions to geography” and in 2017 completed a nearly 4,000 km solo journey across Canada’s Arctic. A geographer and historian, he holds a Ph.D. from McMaster University, has participated in numerous archaeological digs, and undertakes solo expeditions in the most remote wilderness areas. In 2016 was named a national champion of the Trans-Canada Trail.