VFr303 - Dental Implications of COVID
Date/Time: 3/12/2021 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Type: Virtual Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00 Other Fee: $0.00
Health and Wellness/Nutrition
AGD Code: 130
The rapid emergence and global spread of SARS-CoV-2 has led to a pandemic of COVID-19 disease. This lecture provides an overview of the pathophysiology of COVID-19 and uses this foundation to make recommendations for considerations in mitigating the existence and spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the dental setting.
At the completion of this course, the practitioner should be able to:
Describe the biology of COVID-19, its symptoms and common risk factors for exposure to SARS-CoV-2.
Describe changes in equipment and policies in the dental practice designed to mitigate the risk of exposure and spread of SARS-CoV-2.
Describe communication strategies with dental patients to manage symptomatic patients and to reassure them for receiving dental care in the era of COVID-19.