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HIV and Oral Health: An Update and Refocus

David Reznik, DDS, Chief of Dental Services, Grady Health System, Atlanta, Georgia

Public Health Grand Rounds is presented Thursdays at 8 a.m. in the Arkansas Department of Health

Create an Opportunity for Intervention

David A. Reznik, DDS & Helene Bednarsh, BS, RDH, MPH


The dental team can play an important role in all phases of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus care continuum – from diagnosis to disease management.

The HIV and SARS-CoV-2 Parallel in Dentistry from the Perspectives of the Oral Health Care Team 

JDR Clin Trans Res. 2020 Sep 18;2380084420961089. doi: 10.1177/2380084420961089

Oral Health Value Based Care – The Federally Qualified Health Center Story

National Association of Community Health Centers and DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. August 2020

Dental Utilization Among Patients Living With HIV: Research Brief from the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement

CDC Releases New HPV Vaccination Recommendations

TIME | August 15, 2019

HIV-1 impact on oral health-related quality of life: a cross-sectional study

AIDS Care. 2020 Jul 26;1-8. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2020.1798866


Can treatment of severe periodontitis in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction improve endothelial function? 

Evid Based Dent. 2021 Jan;22(1):5-7. doi: 10.1038/s41432-021-0157-3

Dental caries status of children receiving Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) - A multicentric cross-sectional study in Tamil Nadu, India 

J Family Med Prim Care. 2020 Dec 31;9(12):6147-6152. doi: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1032_20. eCollection 2020 Dec.

Oral health status and treatment needs among HIV/AIDS patients attending antiretroviral therapy center in Western India: A cross-sectional study 

J Family Med Prim Care. 2020 Jul 30;9(7):3722-3728. doi: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_411_20

Immunosuppression to Blame for Oral Microbiota Change in Children With HIV

AJMC | August 5, 2020

Oral Health-related Quality of Life in HIV: A Systematic Review 

J Contemp Dent Pract. 2020 May 1;21(5):585-592

Relationship between the Oral and Vaginal Microbiota of South African Adolescents with High Prevalence of Bacterial Vaginosis

Microorganisms. 2020 Jul 4;8(7). pii: E1004. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms8071004

Brain infected with periodontal disease bacteria shows Alzheimer's signs

Dr. Bicuspid | May 15, 2020

Key Facts
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From the JADA (Journal of the American Dental Association) Dental Management of the HIV-Infected Patient, 1995 & the American Academy of Oral Medicine
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HIV and the Mouth
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Oral Health Status of Young People Infected with HIV in High Epidemic Area of China

Dove Press | March 19, 2021

Press | World Oral Health Day | March 20, 2021

Healthy mouth, healthy you | February 28, 2021

Periodontal disease increases risk of major cardiovascular events

Science Daily | February 22, 2021

LIBERTY Dental Plan provides dental services to Nevadans living with HIV/AIDS 

KTNV Las Vegas | February 3, 2021

Risk factors for post-tooth extraction complications in HIV-infected patients: A retrospective study 

Jpn J Infect Dis. 2021 Jan 29. doi: 10.7883/yoken.JJID.2019.273

WHO Passes Resolution Recognizing Importance Of Oral Health

Dentistry Today | January 27, 2021

Is it safe to go to the dentist? 

Salon | January 20, 2021

Epidemiological Investigation of OHCWs with COVID-19

PubMed | December 2020

Renowned Periodontal Disease Researcher Sebastian Ciancio Dies At 83

Buffalo (NY) News | November 22, 2020

ParoexChlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse, 0.12% recalled

ADA | November 2, 2020

Oral rinse recalled due to possible microbial contamination

Dr. Bicuspid | November 2, 2020

Taking on HIV and oral health 

Penn Today | October 21, 2020

Oral Hygiene And Health Conditions: Know The Link Straight From Dentist 

Doctor NDTV | October 16, 2020

Women's HIV disclosure to the dentist: Does frequent contact matter? 

J Public Health Dent. 2020 Oct 13. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12403

Antiretroviral treatment and its impact on oral health outcomes in 5 to 7 year old Ugandan children: A 6 year follow-up visit from the ANRS 12174 randomized trial

2020 Sep 25;99(39):e22352. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000022352.

More than 6M likely without dental coverage due to COVID-19

Dr. Bicuspid | September 18, 2020

Dental Health: 8 Oral Care Tips You Should Swear By 

Doctor NDTV | August 23, 2020

Dentist groups disagree with WHO recommendation to postpone routine visits | August 19, 2020

HRSA awards Ryan White HIV/AIDS grant to ECMC department of dentistry 

Niagara Frontier Publications | August 14, 2020

Enhance integration of dental and medical education in Singapore 

The Straits Times | July 4, 2020

HHS awards $13M to improve rural oral health

Dr Bicuspid | June 26, 2020

ECU dental school receives $3.1M grant to improve special needs care

Dr Bicuspid | June 25, 2020

Periodontitis and cytomegalovirus associate with atherosclerosis among HIV patients after 5 years on ART

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020 Jun 8. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002417

Knowledge of Infection Prevention and Attitudes Towards HIV/AIDS Among Chinese Dental Bachelor Interns: An Appeal for Educational Intervention.

Oral Health Prev Dent. 2020;18(3):485-492. doi: 10.3290/j.ohpd.a44686.

Tips To Help Transgender Dental Patients Feel Accepted, Comfortable

ADA | June 1, 2020

Dental offices see biggest healthcare job losses

Becker’s Dental | May 8, 2020

Stand Up for Pioneering Dental Professor Valli Meeks, Recipient of Prestigious William J. Gies Award for Achievement

eurweb | April 10, 2020

Q&A Video: COVID-19 Transmission and Emergency Care

ADA | April 7, 2020

Global, Regional, and National Levels and Trends in Burden of Oral Conditions from 1990 to 2017: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease 2017 Study

Sage Journals | March 2, 2020

Research Finds New Approaches To Improving America’s Oral Health Literacy

Decisions in Dentistry | February 16, 2020

ADA Opposes CMS’ Medicaid Block Grant Guidance

ADA | February 10, 2020

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