COVID-19 Pandemic: Coronavirus Pathobiology, Systemic Manifestations, and Medical and Dental Issues Relating to Patient Care

Date(s)
Apr. 13, 2021 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Harold V. Cohen, DDS
Subject: 148 Infection Control
Credits: 1.5
Tuesday, April 13: 7:30–9 p.m.
Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Staff
Fee: Free

Description:

This course will provide a brief review of the human immune system and how its dedicated response to the coronavirus invasion can cause tissue damage. Questions covered will include: What exactly is the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus? How does it penetrate and invade human body tissues so efficiently? What are the systemic manifestations in multiple tissues and body systems (e.g., cardiac, coagulation)? How do the COVID-19 vaccines work? What are the coronavirus variants, and can they be halted? What are the oral manifestations associated with COVID-19 infection? This course will also provide an update on medical management of COVID-19 as well as updates on dental office management and patient interaction due to the pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

• Learn the biological basis of what COVID-19 patients are experiencing.
• Gain updated information for dental assessment, care and safety in the dental office.


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Speaker Bio


Harold V. Cohen, DDS, is professor emeritus of the Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine. He received his DDS from the New York University College of Dentistry in 1965. He maintained a private general dental practice for 33 years. His faculty positions at Rutgers included professor, acting director of the Division of Oral Medicine and director of the Infectious Disease Fellowship. He also served as faculty of the Middlesex County College Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine and dental staff at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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