Creating a Safe Space for Our Transgender Patients

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  • On-demand

  • Speaker: Dr. Laura Mach, DDS
  • Education method: Lecture
  • Course type: Self-study, on-demand
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Sponsor(s): None
  • Conflict of interest: None 
  • Course provider: DentalToaster Study Club
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For the everyday RDH

Why this course?

Many dental professionals have recently encountered their first transgender patients in their practices. Why is this just popping up now and how do we handle it? What do we say to show support and respect?

In this course you will learn to:
  • Increase your knowledge about the transgender community.
  • Understand dental implications related to the transgender patient.
  • Learn to create a safe & accepting environment for the transgender patient.

Dear Toasties,

Looking to provide a safe and inclusive environment for transgender patients as a dental professional? Look no further, because this course is the absolute best when it comes to learning how to create a welcoming and comfortable space for transgender individuals.

We've crafted this course with everyday RDHs like you in mind, ensuring that we cover all the crucial and relevant topics to help you excel in your practice.
  • Course description

    In this course, you'll delve into crucial topics such as the historical context, terminology, using appropriate language, and practical tips for fostering inclusivity for transgender children and adults.

    Gain the expertise to create a safe and welcoming environment for transgender patients as you benefit from the invaluable insights shared by Dr. Laura Mach throughout the entirety of the course.
  • Objectives

    At the end of this course you will have learned:
    • A brief history context for the existence of gender colourful species in nature.
    • Examples of non-Western gender diversity and an explanation of why we haven't seen it much until recently in Western culture.
    • Appropriate ways to show respect using language during patient care
    • Tips for showing inclusivity in private practice using protocol such as forms and non verbal cues that your practice is a safe space for all people regardless of sexual or gender orientation.

Dr. Laura Mach, DDS

Dr. Laura Mach is a general dentist with a private practice in Marion, Iowa. She is also a certified Life Coach and helps dentists live a more intentional life by teaching them to utilize their thoughts for results they seek to achieve.

She coaches dentists with leadership, relationships, and the stresses related to clinical outcomes. She also coaches dentists to improve their career satisfaction by helping them see what obstacles are preventing them from having their best life. Dr. Mach launched a podcast last year called “Feeling Better, a Podcast for Dentists” where she discusses thoughts, feelings, and dentistry.

She has also written several articles on the subject. She has developed a keynote speech called “My Dental Happiness Experiment” that describes what happened in her own practice when she chose to be deliberate with her mood for better leadership, and how other dentists can change what they are getting at work by doing the same thing.
Dr. Laura Mach
"This course provided me with the confidence to create an inclusive and supportive environment for transgender patients, thanks to Dr. Laura Mach's invaluable expertise."

Angie P.


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