Presenter: Barbara Steinberg, DDS
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Women have special needs and considerations that men do not have when it comes to oral health and dental care. Hormonal fluctuations affect more than a women?s reproductive system and have strong influences on the oral cavity. The instructor will discuss puberty, menses, pregnancy, lactation, menopause, and those taking oral contraceptives and menopausal hormone therapy. Dental treatment for the pregnant patients will also be presented with emphasis on the new national consensus statement endorsed by the American Dental Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Attendees will review conditions with a high prevalence in women, including osteoporosis and eating disorders.