Understanding a Healthy Outside begins with a Healthy Inside: Our Role through the stages of Women’s Wellness

RDH Under One Roof - July 2023

Date & Time: Thursday, July 20, 2023, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Speaker: Machell Hudson, RDH

Learning Objectives: 

  • Life stages of the Female 101
  • A deeper understanding of menopausal stages: Thriving as we age
  • Oral & systemic health: prevention and risks
  • Protocols that elevate care: periodontal, caries, and airway management through each stage

Do you feel like women are primarily misunderstood, and we, as healthcare specialists, are sometimes at a loss when treating our female patients successfully? The bio-identity of our patients is becoming more understood as science unravels the truth behind how each of us is more than our genetics. It is no longer about simply being a man or a woman. In fact, this could not be truer regarding the biologically born female body. Women’s health needs have long been overlooked in our country and globally. Studies have been made of primarily men due to women’s complex hormones, and distinct differences given the stage of life have made women complicated to study. Finally, science has been called out to change this. Women, whether teenage girl, young women, mid-life, or later in life woman is made up of different life experiences. Each stage of life undoubtedly affects our hormones differently; these chemical messengers impact many critical bodily processes, including oral health. Growth, metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, and our emotional/mental health are all a product of these messengers. Healthcare must consider these lived experiences when designing protocols to set our patients up for successful health outcomes. Oral health is a crucial ingredient in understanding a patient’s health risks. It can no longer not be ignored when creating preventative or proactive measures in treating the leading causes of death and disability. It is also a known fact that our dental patients are more likely to see a dental health care provider twice as often lends us the responsibility to screen, educate and treat oral & systemic conditions within our scope of licensure. Women deserve and demand better care, and this first begins with understanding the myriad of what makes us who we are beyond our genetics. Well-being is living well, and we are the front-line workers capable of providing prevention and discovery of root cause disease. This course is full of comprehensive, scientifically rich proven strategies about health issues to help you as a preventative healthcare specialist to navigate through every stage of a biologically born female body. Empowering our patients to become healthier and better versions of themselves is what we, as healthcare providers, are created to be. By the end of the course, you will better understand the journey of a woman is not linear and is often interrupted by the cycles of life, such as puberty, pregnancy, menopause, and screening protocols that help discover the root cause of diseases that plague women more than men in part due to the lack of research understanding the female body.

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • Course Certificate
  • 2 CE credit(s)

    This continuing education (CE) activity was developed by Endeavor Business Media with no commercial support.

    This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, from novice to skilled.

    Educational methods: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity.

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    Requirements for successful completion: To obtain 2 CE credits for this educational activity, you must pay the required fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation, and obtain an exam score of 70% or higher.

    CE planner disclosure: Laura Winfield, Endeavor Business Media dental group CE coordinator, neither has a leadership nor commercial interest with the products or services discussed in this educational activity. Ms. Winfield can be reached at lwinfield@endeavorb2b.com.

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    Registration: The cost of this CE course is Free for 2 CE credits.

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    Provider information:

    Dental Board of California: Provider RP5933. Course registration number CA code: 1-5933-22172. Expires July 19, 2024. “This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 2 units of continuing education.”

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