This talk will describe the main aspects of providing PWH safe and responsible dental care. We will review important laboratory tests, common oral mucosal diseases, and the effect of hyposalivation and its recommended management.
Discuss safety concerns when providing dental care to PWH
Review the common oral mucosal manifestations of HIV
Review the important role of saliva plays in maintaining good oral health and how to best manage hyposalivation
Herve Y Sroussi, DMD, PhD Director for Research, Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
A variety of the listed populations will be discussed at this event.
Older Adults (ages 50 and over)
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Hispanic or LatinX
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Gay, lesbian, bisexual
A variety of the listed topics will be discussed at this event.
Treatment as Prevention (e.g., U=U)
Antiretroviral treatment adherence, including viral load suppression
HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
Linkage to Care
Retention and/or re-engagement in care
Non-infection comorbidities of HIV and viral hepatitis