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Treatment Considerations for a Full-Mouth Reconstruction of a Transgender Patient: David to Denise (1 Year Of Access)

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Treatment Considerations for a Full-Mouth Reconstruction of a Transgender Patient: A transgender patient presenting as a female sought dental care with her primary concern being a desire to change the appearance of her teeth.

Description

Speaker: Dr. Brenda Nishimura

Topic: Treatment Considerations for a Full-Mouth Reconstruction of a Transgender Patient

Clinicial Case Overview:

A 51-year-old male presenting as a female sought dental care as a new patient. The intake record indicated the patient’s name was David; however, under “preferred name” the patient listed “Denise.” During the intake interview she mentioned she was grateful to have the opportunity on the initial history form to reveal her preferred name and thereby broach the subject of her gender history. Her primary dental concern was “to finalize the last piece of the puzzle to my presentation by ‘feminizing’ my teeth.” The patient’s transformation was nearly complete, and the appearance of her smile was important to her. A few months later, her name would be legally changed and her medical record updated accordingly.

Learning Objectives:

Abstract: A transgender patient presenting as a female sought dental care with her primary concern being a desire to change the appearance of her teeth. Open initial communication regarding the patient’s gender status helped enable the clinician to gain a more thorough understanding of how medications taken by the patient could affect dental treatment. In this case, estradiol taken in constant doses impeded necessary orthodontic movement of the teeth, and the dosing, therefore, was modified to enhance treatment. The case report describes a full-mouth reconstruction for the transgender patient.

Teaching Method: 23 minute lecture