7 Spielman Road • Fairfield, NJ 07004

Understanding Viral Disease’s (Hepatitis B,C, HIV,HPV, Covid-19) and Dental Management of the Compromised Patient




This program can be attended as either a :

*LIVE INTERACTIVE webinar: you will need an i-phone, i-pad, lap top, or desk top to view it.  You do not need a microphone or webcam.

Webinar links are emailed one day prior to the class date.

*Attend at our School:  we follow all the CDC/State Guidelines for Vocational Schools 

Attend 2 very informative topics:

AM:  Understanding Viral Disease- Hepatitis B, C, HIV, HPV, Covid-19
PM: Kidney disease, Patients receiving transplants, Pulmonary pathology And the Role of the Dental Team

 What exactly is a virus?
o How does its shape, function and calculating brain enable viruses to “hijack our body cells”.
 Brief overview of the human immune system
o Understand how our immune system is the main “police department” that focuses on arresting, imprisoning, and deleting viral attackers.
o But wait a minute, how do these smart creatures evade “being arrested?
 Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, HPV, COVID-19
o Understand the body structure, invasion tactics, pathologic effects on human cells and current “defense mechanisms” to fight the different viral invaders….and these vary with each type of virus.
o Dental care considerations when treating patients with these infectionis.

 Managing the Dental Patient with Kidney Disease – 1 Hour
o A growing epidemic with the increased prevalence of diabetes and hypertension
o Brief review of kidney function
o Renal diseases and dental management concerns

 Dental Management Considerations for The Transplant Patient – 1 Hour
o More organ transplants are being done today
o Overview of the various types of transplants
o Dental management considerations before, during, and after the transplant
 Dental Management Considerations for Patients with Pulmonary Disease – 1 Hour
o Review of the pulmonary pathways – oral cavity to the lungs
o The more common pulmonary conditions; sinusitis, asthma – clinical presentation, pathophysiology, current management
o COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (non-reversible asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema) – dental office assessment and patient management
o Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
• A new concern for the dental office screening; is it just snoring or OSA which can lead to cardiovascular disease
• The role of the dentist in assessing for this problem
• Management of OSA by trained dental practitioners


Time:         9am to 3:30 pm

Credits:     6 CEUs

Location:    DSI: 7 Spielman Road   Fairfield, NJ or You can Participate in this seminar from your location via live interactive webinar.

Instructor:  Dr. Harold Cohen: is currently a Professor Emeritus at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, NJ.  He ran a private general dental practice in Old Bridge, NJ with an adjunctive focus on Orofacial Pain & Temporomandibular Disorders. In his past role at Rutgers Dental, he oversaw dental care of medically complex patients.  He now has significant interests centering on immunology and genetics, which will be significant dental and medical Dx and TX considerations in the future. Dr.  Harold Cohen has no financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

Dental Studies Institute is ADA CERP recognized provider, #07394037. The formal continuing education program of this sponsor are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends for 03/03/1994 to 12/31/2024. 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. Dental Studies Institute designates each activity for continuing education credits. Credits are listed in each course description.

**The Content and format of this Continuing Education course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service. No DSI Staff  have a financial relationship with this speaker or company.

Additional information


Live Webinar: Friday Aug. 13, 2021 Time 9am to 3:30pm, Attend at our School: Friday Aug. 13, 2021 Time 9am to 3:30pm