Pearls on Women’s Oral Health & Medical Issues

Friday, April 5, 2019


Dr. Barbara Steinberg offers her pearls of wisdom on the most current information covering a potpourri of oral health and medical issues affecting women of all ages. Pregnancy, lactation, intimate partner violence, eating disorders, menopause, heart disease and osteoporosis are some of the issues to be considered. This promises to be an informative and high-energy course with time allocated for audience discussion.




Upon completion on the course, participants should learn:


  • The physiologic changes and oral manifestations that may be associated with pregnancy
  • Dental treatment considerations as per the new national consensus statement endorsed by the American Dental Association and the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Common medications prescribed and their safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • To recognize oral and head and neck injuries in victims of intimate partner violence
  • To identify orofacial manifestations, psychological and medical issues associated with eating disorders, as well as dental/medical treatment considerations
  • Menopausal hormone therapy including bioidentical hormone therapy
  • Risk factors, prevention and treatment modalities for heart disease
  • Risk factors, preventive and therapeutic modalities, as well as oral issues, associated with osteoporosis


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Course Fee:

$225 Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel

Unregistered participants will be assessed a $175 walk-in fee.


*Information for allied dental personnel is required upon registration.

About the Presenter(s)


Barbara J. Steinberg, DDS, earned a dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and completed a residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She is a clinical professor of surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, as well as an 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. Specializing in the treatment of medically compromised patients, 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 ADA at a congressional briefing on women’s oral health issues and presently serves on the Health, Nutrition and Fitness Board of Woman’s Day magazine. She is an internationally invited lecturer in the areas of dental treatment of the medically compromised patient and women’s health. She has also authored numerous articles and contributed to major textbooks on these subjects.

Credit Hours

730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology - Lecture: Hours - 3
770 Self-Improvement (Non-Scientific/Non-Technical)- Lecture: Hours - 2

Time and Location


Check-in & Breakfast:
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM


9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch


The Denton A. Cooley, MD & Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center
7440 Cambridge Street
Houston, TX 77054

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