IADR Webinar:
Periodontology and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, May 17 2021 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET



Register to attend the IADR Periodontology Research Group webinar “Periodontology and the COVID-19 Pandemic” on May 17, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET, hosted in the IADR WEBINAR CONNECT PLATFORM. Registration is free but required to attend.


The relevance of the oral cavity in the transmission and pathogenecity of SARS-CoV-2 is getting additional relevance. Factors such as the role of saliva, the role of dental aerosols or the impact of periodontitis are under scientific evaluation. All these factors have made dentistry one of the most relevant disciplines in the COVID-pandemic.



  1. To understand the role of saliva in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and its possible relevance in diagnostic tests. 
  2. To explore the evidence supporting the association between periodontitis and COVID-19 severity.
  3. To assess the role of aerosols in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2; To evaluate if oral health professionals are more likely to be exposed to COVID-19.

Sponsored by:


  • Saso Ivanovski
    The University of Queensland, Herston, Australia
    The Role of Saliva in Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and Relevance in Diagnostic Test
  • Faleh Tamimi
    Qatar University, Doha
    The Association Between Periodontitis and COVID-19 Severity
  • Purnima Kumar
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
    The Role of Aerosol on the Transmission of Coronavirus and the Impact in Dentistry
  • Iain Chapple
    University of Birmingham, UK
    Are Oral Health Professionals More Likely to be Exposed to COVID-19?
  • Nagihan Bostanci
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • David Herrera
    University Complutense, Madrid, Spain

IADR welcomes submission of webinar proposals through the official webinar submission form. Webinar proposals are subject to review and approval by the appropriate IADR committee. IADR will help with the hosting and promotion of approved webinars. For questions, please contact research@iadr.org.