DATE: Sunday, January 13, 2019

TIME: Registration: 8:30 a.m.  |  Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry - Prince Hall, 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350

TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX

LUNCH: Will NOT be provided

CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.

AGD Code: 730

Dr. Theresa Gonzales
Theresa Gonzales, DMD, MS, MSS

James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine MUSC
Professor, Department of Stomatology, Division of Oral Pathology

Physical Examination of the Head and Neck for Dental Health Care Providers


The word "diagnosis" is derived from Greek and it is literally translated "through knowledge." This presentation is designed to reacquaint the oral health care provider with an organized approach to the physical examination of the head and neck. Diagnosis is the key to patient care, and no therapeutic skill can compensate for an inability to adequately assess and evaluate a patient. A system, therefore, must be developed in both the history taking and clinical examination to minimize the possibility of missing the underlying pathologic condition. Clinicopathologic correlations will be used to supplement principles of physical diagnosis.


You will learn:

  • a systematic approach for taking a history.
  • tips for a thorough clinical examination.
  • to improve documentation of your findings.

Women's Health: nothing they have told me is true


Myths related to a variety of health challenges facing contemporary American women abound. The good news is that many of the leading threats to women's health can be prevented. We will consider the top seven threats to women's health, compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading health organizations. The effect of stress on physiology will be discussed at length. The human body's response to normal amounts of stress-say, a bad day at the office-is likely to be brief increases in the heart rate and mild elevations in hormone levels. But a toxic stress response, stemming from exposure to a major shock or prolonged adversity such as physical or emotional abuse, can produce catastrophic outcomes. The accumulated lifelong toll of stress-related hormones sharply raises the risk of chronic diseases in adulthood, ranging from heart disease and diabetes to depression and atherosclerosis. Compounding the reality is that treatment outcomes for women with these conditions are not as predictable as they are for male cohorts.


  • Acknowledge global disparities in the delivery of women's health care.
  • Recognized trends and modest gains over the past two decades
  • Identify leading causes of death in American women

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