COURSE DETAILS

An Introduction to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity for Dental Providers
MS. REBECCA ALVAREZ

PM LECTURE

DATE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2020

TIME: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

AUDIENCE: Dentist, RDH, DA, EFDA

CE UNITS: 3.0

LECTURE #: 035

AGD CODE: 130

MODERATORS: Dr. Bernie Logan and Dr. Cary Limberakis


Cultivating a deeper understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity as individuals is the first step in offering a safer and more welcoming setting to our LGBTQ patients/clients and colleagues. LGBTQ patients face higher rates of discrimination in clinics, lower engagement with health care systems, more environmental stressors, and thus experience increased health risks compared to their straight counterparts. In order to remove obstacles and increase accessibility, we must first consider who we are helping, what research says about their differing needs, and how we might begin to integrate medical best practices.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Explain the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity
  • List three health needs of their LGBTQ patients/clients that differ from their straight counterparts
  • Consider five ways to increase their office’s accessibility to LGBTQ patients/clients
EARLY BIRD TUITION BY FEBRUARY 10, 2020

Second District Members – Complimentary**

ADA Members Outside of Second District – $155

Non-ADA Members – $255

Staff – $95


See registration form for policy on luncheon tickets or to purchase a special FREEDOM PASS for $635.


**Complimentary lectures for Second District Dentists who practice in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery or Northampton counties and have paid their ADA/PDA/SD 2020 dues by February 10, 2020. (Hands-on Courses exempt)


Rebecca Alvarez, MEd
Intro To Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
Wed., March 4, 2020
(#035)
Rebecca Alvarez, LCSW, MEd, is a Clinical Social Worker and Trainer specializing in the presence of trauma, gender, and sexuality, particularly in the medical field and in intimate partner violence. She currently runs her own private practice, works as an associate therapist with the Therapy Center of Philadelphia, and lectures in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. Alvarez has been a sex educator for over fifteen years in addition to working as the Training and Technical Assistance Supervisor at Women Against Abuse; co-founding the LGBT Committee and providing long-term mental health services at Einstein’s Immunodeficiency Center; developing curriculum for the American Medical Student Association’s Sexual Health Scholar’s Program; and acting as the board chair for the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Rhode Island.