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Release Date: June 29, 2012
Revised Date: June 26, 2015
Expiration Date: June 25, 2018
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 females across their lifespan.
AGD Subject Code: 750
Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.
- 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, PA. 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, DE, and New London, PA, 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. He has been composing monographs, manuscripts, and continuing dental courses since 1991.
- Courses must be completed within one (1) year of the date of purchase or by the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
- 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.