Treating the Female Patient: Medical and Dental Considerations
Barbara J. Steinberg, DDS
TUITION – price includes lunch:
* This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.
This seminar deals with medical and dental issues related to women from the time of puberty through their postmenopausal years. For the premenopausal women this course will cover puberty, menses, pregnancy, lactation and oral contraceptives. In addition, issues particularly affecting younger women, including eating disorders and domestic violence will be presented. Issues relating to the mature female patient going through perimenopause and menopause will be discussed. The latest information on cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jawbone will be presented. Tips for optimal aging for women will also be given.
As a result of attending this course, you should be able to:
- Identify oral manifestations and special medical and dental considerations when treating the female patient
- Recognize fluctuations in sex hormones occurring in puberty, menses, pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives
- Identify the effects of eating disorders (i.e., bulimia) on the oral cavity
- Recognize oral conditions prevalent in victims of domestic violence
- Understanding the latest information on cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis as well bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis
BARBARA J. STEINBERG received her dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and completed a residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She is Clinical Professor of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, as well as Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine.
Dr. Steinberg specializes in the treatment of medically compromised patients. She is a nationally and internationally invited lecturer in the area of dental treatment of the medically compromised patient and women’s health, and has authored numerous articles and contributed to major textbooks on these subjects.
For the last nine years Dr. Steinberg has been named by Dentistry Today “One of the Top Clinicians in Continuing Education”. Dr. Steinberg is a former spokesperson for the American Dental Association on Women’s Oral Health Issues and has had numerous television appearances, including Good Morning America. She represented the American Dental Association at a congressional briefing on Women’s Oral Health Issues and presently serves on the Health, Nutrition and Fitness Board of Women’s Day Magazine.
The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.
University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.