This program will be attended at our school; we follow all the CDC/State Guidelines for vocational schools.
Date: Sunday October 23, 2022 Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm
Credits: 6 CEUs
Human papilloma virus belongs to ancient papillomaviridae family of viruses which date back 330 million years. Papillomaviruses infect vertebrates and have strict species specificity. Human papillomaviruses have predilection for mucocutaneus tissues and are capable of hijacking cellular machinery of the host to their advantage to developing latent or subclinical infection as well as clinical disease.
Genital HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in both United States and globally. The infection is primarily transmitted through physical contact (mainly sexual) though horizontal and vertical route of transmission are also possible. as well as While majority of infections are asymptomatic and transient, persistent HPV could cause mucocutaneous warts in the anogenital region and oral cavity, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, cervical dysplasia and several types of malignancies-more specifically cervical, anal, vaginal, vulvar, penile, and oropharyngeal cancer). In this program, participants will learn about:
- The HPV classification and genomic structure
- The epidemiology, transmission and natural history of HPV infection
- Risk factors for HPV infection in various sites of predilection including oral cavity
- Pathogenesis of HPV-induced warts & malignancies
- Clinical features, complications and management of mucocutaneous warts including squamous papilloma, verruca vulgaris, condyloma acuminatum, and focal epithelial hyperplasia
- Demographics, presentation and prognosis of HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer
- American Dental Association position on the role of dental professionals in prevention of HPV-associated cancers
- HPV vaccination indications, protocol and efficacy
- Legislative initiatives to include HPV vaccination in the scope of dental practice
Instructor: Dr. Mahnaz Fatahzadeh
Dr. Mahnaz Fatahzadeh obtained her B.Sc. & DMD degrees as well as her GPR certificate from the Univ. of British Columbia; Canada and practiced general dentistry. She completed her Oral Medicine fellowship & MSD degree at Rutgers School-Dental Medicine. She is a professor of Oral Medicine & an attending at the Univ. Hospital. Dr. Fatahzadeh is a diplomat of American Board of Oral Medicine and serves as director of pre & post-doctoral oral medicine training at the Rutgers School-Dental Medicine.
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