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Speaker:
Zhuan Bian, DDS, PhD
Dean and Professor, School & Hospital of Stomatology
Wuhan University, China

Seminar title:
Are Healthcare Workers in Dental Practice at Higher Risk of COVID-19 Infection?

Seminar format:
Online webinar: 50 min pre-recorded presentation and 30 min live Q&A

Dr. Zhuan Bian is dean and professor at the School & Hospital of Stomatology at Wuhan University. As an administrator and researcher from the ground zero of COVID-19, Dr. Bian has first-hand knowledge from the frontline on how to manage a dental practice during the pandemic. Dr. Bian is the lead author of a recent Journal of Dental Research article titled “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Emerging and Future Challenges for Dental and Oral Medicine,” which has been considered as the most useful set of guidelines and recommendations for dental practitioners and dental students in light of COVID-19.

The School and Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University was founded in 1960 and is one of the top five stomatological schools/hospitals in mainland China, with 1,100 staff members, including more that 400 doctors. The school enrolls 60 undergraduate students, 80 master/Ph.D graduate students and 60 residents every year. The hospital has a total of 450 dental chairs, 150 beds, and 15 satellite clinics, serving 900,000 out-patients and 5,000 in-patients each year. In addition, the school/hospital actively engages in basic and clinical research and publishes approximately 150 peer-reviewed papers every year.