Generously Co-Sponsored by Philips Oral Healthcare
CDHBC QAP Competency – D1, D4
Oral Health & Dental Management For The Pregnant Patient
This course will present the oral manifestations that may be encountered in pregnancy. Many myths regarding dental treatment for the pregnant patient will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the consensus statement produced by an expert workgroup meeting convened by the Health Resources and Services Administration in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Dental Association coordinated by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.
The course participant will learn:
-To recognize the oral manifestations that may be associated with pregnancy
-Dental treatment considerations as per the new national consensus statement endorsed by the ADA and ACOG
-The common medications prescribed by dental practitioners and their safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding
Antibiotic Prophylaxis Update
This course is designed to familiarize the entire dental team with those medical conditions necessitating antibiotic therapy prior to dental treatment. Emphasis will be placed on the latest American Heart Association’s recommendations for prevention of endocarditis. Evidence-based clinical practice guideline (2015) from the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs regarding prophylaxis for patients with prosthetic joints will also be presented. Other conditions, such as the immunocompromised patient will be discussed.
The course participant will gain an understanding of the following:
-The disease known as infective endocarditis
-Most current American Heart Association and American Dental Association guidelines regarding prophylaxis for cardiac conditions and prosthetic joints respectively
-Other medical conditions which may or may not warrant antibiotic prophylaxis
Dr. Barbara Steinberg received her D.D.S. 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 complex 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 fourteen 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.