Treating the Transgender Patient
Following are strategies to support oral health professionals in their efforts to meet the needs of this patient population and to identify barriers to care.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the demographics of the transgender population.
- Explain the barriers to health care faced by transgender patients.
- List the goals and systemic indications of hormone therapies.
- Discuss the role of the dental hygienist when treating the transgender patient.
This course was published in the January 2018 issue and expires January 2021. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.