Oral healthcare professionals work with saliva in daily practice so understanding the risks of exposure to contaminated saliva and aerosols during the dental care is critical. Therefore, oral healthcare professionals have to be well-positioned to work with saliva while understanding if routine testing for COVID-19 would help the clinicians to lower the risk. This presentation will discuss different types of tests available to test for COVID-19, how to interpret test results and the rationale for using testing in a dental setting. Development of a new rapid saliva test will be described for detection of both SARS-COV2 viral infection and host immunity, deployable at the population level.
- Understand the impact of SARS-CoV2 infection in oral cavity and saliva
- Determine the potential applicability of COVID-19 testing in clinical practice
- Understand the potential utility of salivary tests for COVID-19
- Michael Glick, DMD, Professor, Oral Diagnostic Sciences, University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
- David T.W. Wong, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., Felix and Mildred Yip Endowed Chair in Dentistry and a Professor in the Section of Oral Biology in the Division of Oral Biology and Medicine, UCLA
- Alpdogan Kantarci, DDS, MSc, PhD, Associate Member of Staff, Director of Forsyth Faculty Associates dental practice, Forsyth Institute
CE credit: One CE credit will be provided
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Forsyth Institute and DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement.