Dr. Steven Patterson reviews medical content for
Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better
health decisions. Dr. Patterson is on the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at
the University of Alberta and is Co-Director of the Tobacco Cessation Clinic at
the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He serves as Director of the
Dental Public Health Center and is the Regional Dental Officer of Health at
several regional health authorities in Canada. Dr. Patterson is an accomplished speaker who presents
papers at local, national, and international conferences. He also has provided
public education through TV and radio on topics such as tobacco cessation and
careers in dentistry. Dr. Patterson’s research activities
include the effect of fluoride varnish/sealant applications in native
communities, delivery of distance health services with telehealth technology,
tobacco cessation activities in dental practice, ethics education for health
professionals, provision of dental services, and education of dentists on
DDS: Dental Surgery, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, AB, 1986
MPH: Public Health, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA, 1992–1996
Certificate in Addictions Studies: University of Alberta, Edmonton,
University of Alberta, Department of Dentistry, Edmonton, AB:
This reviewer reported no
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