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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. Discussion will lend itself to common medications prescribed by dental practitioners and their safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Learning Objectives
PHARMACISTS

Pharmacists will learn to:

  • Recognize the oral manifestations that may be associated with pregnancy.
  • Understand the dental treatment considerations as per the new national consensus statement endorsed by the ADA and ACOG.
  • Recognize the common medications prescribed by dental practitioners and their safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Learning Objectives
PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

Pharmacy technicians will learn to:

  • Recognize the common medications prescribed by dental practitioners and their safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Properly articulate questions to the pharmacist when questions arise regarding oral conditions in pregnant/lactating patients.

Language: English

Release date: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Expiration date: Sunday, December 1, 2019

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Barbara J. Steinberg DDS, Clinical Professor of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine

BARBARA J. 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 compromised 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 ten 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.

Conflict of interests:

Barbara J. Steinberg DDS has a relevant financial interest with the commercial entity Colgate-Palmolive, the provider of the unrestricted educational grant.

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Universal Activity Number (UAN)
Pharmacists:

Home Study: 0589-0000-16-009-H04-P

Pharmacy Technicians:

Home Study:0589-0000-16-009-H04-T

Type of Activity: Knowledge

Target Audience: Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacists

Topic Designator: 01 - Disease State Management/Drug therapy

Format: H - Home study and other mediated activities

ACPE CE Credits: 0.1 CEU

“Oral Health and Dental Management for the Pregnant and Lactating Patient” is financially supported by Colgate Palmolive. Tribune Group GmbH is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.