Sara Gordon, DDS MS FRCD(Canada) FDS-RCS(Edinburgh)
Professor of Oral Medicine, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
School of Dentistry, University of Washington
Sara Gordon, DDS, MSc is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Washington School of Dentistry and Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine. She is on the national steering committee for the national Sex and Gender Health Education Summit representing dentistry. For over 35 years Sara has been a clinician, educator, and researcher in oral pathology, oral medicine, diagnosis and treatment planning. A diplomate in the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, she is also a fellow in both oral medicine and oral pathology in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a fellow in dental surgery in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Sara has spoken at about 200 professional events around the world and authored about 100 scientific publications. She has chaired the Academic Affairs, Addictions Education, and Oral Pathology sections of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), is a past president of the Canadian Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine, past councilor of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, member of the Working Committee for the national DL-OSCE examination, and a board examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in oral medicine and oral pathology. This autumn she will become a member of the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Learning objectives 1. Define sex, gender, and intersectionality of race and social variables. 2. Describe examples of sex and gender ( S/G) differences in patient-practitioner communication, and disease manifestations, diagnosis and/or treatment. 3. Use the Six Step model for interprofessional S/G based education and collaborative practice. Differences in biological sex and gender (S/G) influence patient-practitioner communication; attitudes towards health care; diagnosis, disease management, and health outcomes. Education on this topic is deficient. To achieve the quadruple aim, it is…