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AADR COVID-19 Webinar Series


AADR will be hosting a series of webinars on topics related to COVID-19. Registration for the webinars is free, but required to attend. You must register for each webinar separately.


 Register for the August 5 Webinar


Upcoming Webinars:


August 5, 2020 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT

The Scientific Basis for Delivering Oral Health Care During COVID-19 


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August 12
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT
Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research in the COVID Era
Moderated by AADR President Mark Herzberg, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Speakers:
Gregg H. Gilbert, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Vesa Kaartinen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Shannon M. Wallet, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Next Webinar:


August 5, 2020
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT
The Scientific Basis for Delivering Oral Health Care During COVID-19

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Heightened anxiety among oral health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic stems mainly from uncertainties associated with personal protective equipment (PPE) and disease transmission risks from asymptomatic COVID-19 patients. In this webinar, we will review the scientific basis for safely delivering oral health care during an infectious respiratory disease pandemic. We’ll discuss available scientific evidence related to PPE effectiveness, prevalence of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in the local community, viral load of SARS CoV-2 in human saliva, rate of transmission from asymptomatic patients to healthcare providers in close contact, probability to acquire an infection from asymptomatic patients in dental offices and the utilities of pre-procedural protocols and portable air filtration systems. While there is currently no objective evidence that demonstrates an increased risk in providing oral health care during the COVID-19 pandemic, there remains many unknowns and knowledge gaps regarding the potential risks a respiratory infectious disease poses to oral health care providers. The global COVID-19 pandemic presents another opportunity to continuously improve our abilities to provide safe and effective services to our patients, while protecting ourselves from work-related risks. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the factors associated with the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission in oral health care settings.
  2. Describe transmission-based precautions that minimize the risks of respiratory disease transmission in dental offices.

 

Speaker Bio:

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Yanfang Ren is Professor and Director, Howitt Dental Urgent Care at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York. He graduated from Peking University School of Stomatology, China and received his Ph.D. in odontology in Sweden. Ren completed residency and fellowship training in general dentistry and orofacial pain at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University in Rochester, New York, and received his M.P.H. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, New York. Ren practices general dentistry and provides didactic and clinical training for post-doctoral dental residents and is a clinician scientist involved in clinical and translational oral health research. Ren has published extensively in a broad range of clinical dentistry areas and was the recipient of the EIOH Iranpour Award for Excellence in Clinical Education. He had served on the AADR Fellowship Committee and is currently a member of the IADR Nominating Committee.  

Future COVID-19 Webinar Series Date

August 12
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT
Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research in the COVID Era
Speakers: TBD

Registration coming soon.


Past COVID-19 Webinar Series

July 22, 2020 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT

COVID-19 and Oral Health: Impacts on Care and Early Insights to Pathogenesis
Speaker: Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

There is an urgent public health need to better understand COVID-19 infection in diverse patient populations and in frontline oral health care providers. In this current pandemic, oral infection and transmission is a major concern. The inflammation-driven cytokine storm is a central component of COVID-19 pathogenesis. Clear evidence demonstrates COVID-19 predisposition in those with preexisting inflammatory conditions and shows a well-defined association of elevated inflammatory markers and increased pro-inflammatory cytokines with severe COVID-19. This session will discuss what we know of the current pathogenesis of SARS COV-2 in the oral cavity and systemically. We will also discuss the implications for oral health care in the context of the current pandemic.


Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand known oral and systemic impacts of SarsCoV2 infection
  2. To understand the relationship of zoonotic infection to pandemic development

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View a recording of this Webinar below. Note that continuing education credit is not available to individuals who view the on demand recording.


Speaker Bio:

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Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque
 is a Professor in the Divisions of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences and of Surgical and Craniofacial Care, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry and a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Webster-Cyriaque also serves as the Director of the Viral Oral Infections in Immunosuppression and Cancer (VOIICe) program. She received her D.D.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on oral and maxillofacial as well as oral disease in immunocompromised individuals. Webster-Cyriaque has continued oral disease pathogenesis studies in the broader context of infectious diseases and over the past two decades she has maintained clinical activity primarily focused in medically complex populations including HIV and cancer. Webster-Cyriaque served as the 2019 Chair of the AADR Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and is passionate about training and mentoring a diverse next generation of translational scientists.


July 29, 2020
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT
COVID-19 Research Questions and Our Practice From the Wuhan Experience
Speaker: Zhuan Bian, Dean and Professor, School & Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, China

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has become a worldwide public health threat due to its high infectivity. Inhalation of respiratory droplets or aerosols from the infected individuals during face to face exposure is found to be the most common transmission routes of SARS-CoV-2. Direct contact of a virus-infected surface is another way of transmission. The particularity of aerosol production and prolonged close contact to their patients rendered dentists the highest risk group for contracting COVID-19. Moreover, researchers have identified the potential role of oral mucosa in SARS-CoV-2 infection. In this presentation Zhuan BIAN will share his experiences from the School & Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, China in infection control in dental clinic and student management in dental education. There are still questions in need of further dental research in combating with the virus.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Infection control in dental clinic and student management in dental education during COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. COVID-19 research questions.


View a recording of this Webinar below. Note that continuing education credit is not available to individuals who view the on demand recording.


Speaker Bio:

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Zhuan Bian 
is the Dean and a Professor at the School & Hospital of Stomatology at Wuhan University, China. He is the Vice-president of the Chinese Stomatological Association (CSA), Chairman of Society of Cariology & Endodontics, CSA and Immediate-past Chairman of the Society of Dental Education, CSA. BIAN has been the Executive Director of the IADR Chinese Division since 2009 and he served as an IADR Board of Directors Member from 2015-2018.






The International Association for Dental Research is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The International Association for Dental Research designates each webinar activity for 1 continuing education credits.