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Understanding Viral Infections and Patient Care of those Infected
Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
What exactly is a virus?
o How does its shape, function and calculating brain enable viruses to “hijack our body cells”.
Brief overview of the human immune system
o Understand how our immune system is the main “police department” that focuses on arresting, imprisoning and deleting viral attackers.
o But wait a minute, how do these smart creatures evade “being arrested?”
Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, HPV
o Understand the body structure, invasion tactics, pathologic effects on human cells and current “defense mechanisms” to fight the different viral invaders….and these vary with each type of virus.
o Dental care considerations when treating patients with each of these viral infections.
The COVID-19 (SARS-Cov-2) Pandemic
(Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus-2)
o The anatomy, invasion tactics, and use of the cell’s genes to make new viral “children” to attack more cells.
The scope of human organ damage and effects on body physiology caused by SARS-CoV-2
Current testing for the possibility of a COVID-19 infection
Current medical therapies to fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus
Vaccination to prevent infection.
o What does a vaccine do?
o Vaccines FDA approved or pending approval.
o How to the FDA approved vaccines work in cells to promote defense?
o What they are
o Risk factors for infection vs. those for current COVID-19 Infection
COVID-19 in the Dental Office
o Office management protocols during COVID-19 including x-rays
o Patient education as to infection safety in the dental office
o Staff commitments to functioning safely
o Dealing with patients who refuse to wear a mask
o Liability for infections supposedly obtained in the dental office – patients or staff
o Treating older adults
o Orofacial manifestations of COVID-19
o Teledentistry – guidelines
Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm
Credits: 6 CEUs
Location: DSI: 7 Spielman Road Fairfield, NJ or You can Participate in this seminar from your location via live interactive webinar.