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Course # 53382 • Women's Health for Dental Professionals

Overview

In the last century, a virtual "knowledge explosion" has taken place with regard to women's health issues. In addition, there have been changes in the roles assumed by women in the home and in the workplace. Alterations and improvements in the pharmacologic and surgical treatment of many women's illnesses and health issues have also impacted outcomes and altered perspectives for long-term well-being and quality of life. For the dental healthcare professional, an expanded appreciation and knowledge of women's health issues means more than just understanding the issues that directly impact oral health. Ongoing research and emerging information investigating possible mechanisms of action and confirming links between oral health and a woman's overall well-being makes it imperative that dental professionals expand their knowledge of medicine. The information in this course has relevance and application to the daily practice of dentistry as conscientious healthcare professionals assume an expanded role in the total care of their patients.

Education Category: Women's Health - Maternal / Child

Release Date: 02/01/2017

Expiration Date: 01/31/2020

Audience

This course is designed for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants.

Accreditations/Approvals

NetCE is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership, and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 10/1/2015 to 9/30/2021. Provider ID 217994. AGD Subject Code 149. NetCE 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp. NetCE is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of Dentistry, Provider #50-2405. NetCE is a Registered Provider with the Dental Board of California. Provider Number RP3841. Completion of this course does not constitute authorization for the attendee to perform any services that he or she is not legally authorized to perform based on his or her license or permit type. NetCE is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). NetCE complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, NetCE is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

Designations of Credit

NetCE designates this activity for 5 continuing education credits. This course meets the Dental Board of California's requirements for 5 unit(s) of continuing education. Dental Board of California course #05-3841-19216. NetCE is authorized by IACET to offer 0.5 CEU(s) for this program.

Course Objective

The purpose of this course is to provide dental healthcare professionals with a comprehensive update on healthcare-related issues affecting women.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the role that oral health plays in the overall health of women.
  2. Describe the oral health manifestations associated with puberty and menstruation.
  3. Discuss the changes in the oral cavity associated with oral contraceptives and pregnancy.
  4. Identify the various types of cancer that affect women and describe how cancer treatments relate to women's oral health.
  5. Describe the role of hormone replacement therapy for the treatment of perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms.
  6. Identify strategies for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis.
  7. Identify dental issues relevant to cardiovascular disease.
  8. Compare and contrast symptomatology and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
  9. Identify the signs of eating disorders that may be identified by dental health professionals.
  10. Discuss the role of the dental health professional in identifying signs and symptoms associated with domestic violence.

Faculty

William E. Frey, DDS, MS, FICD, graduated from the University of California School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California, in 1966. In 1975, he completed residency training in Periodontics and received a Master\'s degree from George Washington University. He has been a member of the American Dental Association for over thirty-five years, and is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and a Fellow in the International College of Dentists (FICD).

Dr. Frey retired from the United States Army Dental Corps in 1989 after 22 years of service. Throughout the course of his professional career, he has continuously practiced dentistry, the first 7 years as a general dentist and the past more than 30 as a periodontist. His military experience included the command of a networked Dental Activity consisting of five dental clinics. In his last assignment, he was in charge of a 38-chair facility. Colonel Frey was selected by the Army to serve on two separate occasions as the Chair of the Periodontal Department in Army General Dentistry Residency Training Programs.

Dr. Frey currently maintains a practice limited to Periodontics in Jackson, California, and is the founder and president of Perio Plus, a practice management firm specializing in creating individually-designed hygiene and periodontal care programs for general dentists. He is also the creator of the Inspector Gum patient education series.

Gayle Roux, PhD, RN, CNS, FNP, received her BSN from University of Nebraska, and her MS and PhD in Nursing from Texas Women's University. She has been employed in various aspects of women's care including childbearing, family planning, and women's health. Currently, she practices as a family nurse practitioner and is faculty at Texas Woman's University. Dr. Roux's area of research is focused on inner strength in women living with chronic health conditions such as breast cancer. She lives in Dallas, Texas, and has two daughters. Dr. Roux enjoys cross-country skiing, traveling, and reading mystery stories.

Faculty Disclosure

Contributing faculty, William E. Frey, DDS, MS, FICD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

Contributing faculty, Gayle Roux, PhD, RN, CNS, FNP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

About the Sponsor

The purpose of NetCE is to provide challenging curricula to assist healthcare professionals to raise their levels of expertise while fulfilling their continuing education requirements, thereby improving the quality of healthcare.

Our contributing faculty members have taken care to ensure that the information and recommendations are accurate and compatible with the standards generally accepted at the time of publication. The publisher disclaims any liability, loss or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents. Participants are cautioned about the potential risk of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into practice.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of NetCE not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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