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  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assisting
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): John F. Kross, DMD, MSc
Peer Reviewer(s): Jonathan Mendia, DMD
Item#: L0891
Contents: 1 Course Book (48 pages)
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Oral Health Issues for the Female Patient, 2nd Edition

Price $19.95
Item # L0891
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Review Date: July 13, 2018

Expiration Date: July 13, 2021

Original Release Date: June 26, 2015

Oral health encompasses the craniofacial complex and includes the teeth, periodontium, mucosa, gingiva, oral pharynx, temporomandibular joints, and muscles used for mastication. While men and women face many common oral health issues, it is no longer acceptable to consider oral health to be gender neutral. Indeed, women differ from men in their oral health needs and concerns. This basic-level course explores the variables affecting women’s oral health and discusses the issues and concerns that dental professionals face in providing care to their female patients.


AGD Subject Code 750

Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

Course Objectives

  • Identify oral health issues in the developing woman and young adult female patient.
  • Describe reproduction-related oral health issues.
  • Explain clinical practice guidelines on oral health care for women of childbearing age.
  • Discuss dental care and treatment during pregnancy.
  • Identify concerns of middle-aged and older female dental patients.

John F. Kross, DMD, MSc, received his doctor of dental medicine degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship at Temple University Hospital in oral oncology and received a hospital appointment to the Department of Dentistry at the Medical Centers of Delaware (now the Christiana Health Care System). His professional training and experience include practicing general dentistry in Wilmington, Delaware, and New London, Pennsylvania, as well as instructing students at Delaware Technical Community College in oral pathology. He has been composing monographs, creating manuscripts, and contributing to continuing dental education since 1991. Dr. Kross has received numerous academic awards for his work in oral surgery, fixed partial prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics.

Jonathan Mendia, DMD, is a licensed dentist anesthesiologist and associate clinical professor of dental anesthesia at Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Mendia earned his doctorate of dental medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He completed his postdoctoral residency in dental anesthesia at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. During his residency, Dr. Mendia rotated through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) hospitals performing anesthesia in various medical specialties. While completing his residency, Dr. Mendia published two articles focused on oral health in the pregnant patient titled Drug Therapy for the Pregnant Dental Patient and Re-evaluating Therapeutic Drugs for Your Pregnant Dental Patient.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.