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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

CDC Releases New HPV Vaccination Recommendations

TIME | August 15, 2019

HIV Shame at the Dentist

POZ | December 3, 2018

Early cART initiation improves dental outcomes in kids

Healio | August 8, 2018

Oral health and health-related quality of life in HIV patients

BMC Oral Health2018

Dry Mouth & Older Adults

NIDCR | December 2018

The Concise Oral Exam

NIDCR | July 16, 2018

International Dental Journal supplement on oral health for an ageing population now online
FDI World Dental | January 9, 2018
NATAP: Regular Exercise/Immunity-Aging
JADA Looks At Effectiveness Of Fluoride Varnish Treatment For Carious Lesions

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

Dental care utilization: patterns and predictors in persons living with HIV in British Columbia, Canada

J Public Health Dent. 2019 Mar;79(2):124-136. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12304. Epub 2019 Jan 9

Assessment of knowledge level about acquired immune deficiency syndrome and patient approaches of dental students

Niger J Clin Pract. 2019 Sep;22(9):1259-1265. doi: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_116_19

Association of oral health status with the CD4+ cell count in children living with HIV in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sci Rep. 2019 Oct 10;9(1):14610. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-51077-0

Biomarkers of oral inflammation in perinatally HIV-infected and perinatally HIV exposed, uninfected ... 

MD Linx | August 8, 2019

Connecticut Expands Minors' Confidential Access to Treatment for HIV and AIDS, Adds Reporting ... 

The National Law Review | August 7, 2019

The Saliva Metabolome in Association to Oral Health Status

Journal of Dental Research | April 26, 2019

Relationship between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection and chronic periodontitis

Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2018 Apr;14(4):315-327. doi: 10.1080/1744666X.2018.1459571. Epub 2018 Apr 12

Evaluation of dental students' knowledge and patient care towards HIV/ AIDS individuals

Eur J Dent Educ. 2019 Jan 25. doi: 10.1111/eje.12423

Dental care utilization: patterns and predictors in persons living with HIV in British Columbia, Canada.

J Public Health Dent. 2019 Jan 9. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12304

Severe periodontitis is more common in HIV- infected patients

J Infect. 2018 Dec 5

Study to explore link between HIV and tooth decay

Dentistry Today | October 15, 2018

Alterations in oral microbiota in HIV-infected individuals related to pulmonary function

20th International Workshop on Co-morbidities and Adverse Drug Reactions in HIV

Effects of non-surgical periodontal therapy on clinical and immunological profile and oral colonization of Candida spp in HIV-infected patients with chronic periodontitis

J Periodontol. 2018 Aug 17. doi: 10.1002/JPER.18-0197

Gingival Recession and Localized Aggressive Periodontitis Among HIV-Infected Children and Adolescents Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Aug 9. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002166.

The association between oral disease and type of antiretroviral therapy among perinatally HIV-Infected youth

AIDS. 2018 Aug 8. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001965.

Transgender HIV status, self-perceived dental care barriers, and residents' stigma, willingness to treat them in a community dental outreach program: Cross-sectional study

Spec Care Dentist. 2018 Jul 18. doi: 10.1111/scd.12315

Oral microbiota in youth with perinatally acquired HIV infection
Microbiome. 2018 May 31;6(1):100. doi: 10.1186/s40168-018-0484-6
Relationship between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection and chronic periodontitis
Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2018 Mar 29
Survival of dental implants placed in HIV-positive patients: a systematic review
Ageing with HIV - a periodontal perspective
New Microbiol. 2018 Jan;41(1):61-66
Key Facts
Dental Patient Education
Treatment Planning and Ongoing Care
From the JADA (Journal of the American Dental Association) Dental Management of the HIV-Infected Patient, 1995 & the American Academy of Oral Medicine
Clinical Care Guidelines and Resources
HIV and the Mouth
The AIDS InfoNet
News Updates

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

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 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

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

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

Architect of Landmark Dental Training Program Honored with Prestigious Award 

Newswise | December 3, 2019

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

Dentists cited as integral to ending HIV epidemic by 2030 

Mirage News | November 22, 2019

Dental Health: Ditch These 5 Bad Habits That Can Lead To Tooth Decay 

Doctor NDTV | November 21, 2019

Dentistry Needs Radical Reforms to Tackle Global Oral Disease Epidemic

PEW Trusts | October 15, 2019

Poor Families spent 10X More of their Income on Dental Care than Wealthier Families 

DentaQuest Partnership | September 2019

Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth - American Dental Association

Healthy Mouth | October 2019

An International Working Definition for Quality of Oral Healthcare 

SAGE Journals | September 18, 2019

HHS Awards Over $85 Million to Help Health Centers Expand Access to Oral Health Care | September 18, 2019

Oral Health Coverage in the 2019 State Legislatures: Victories, Budget Cuts, and Opportunities for Future Progress

Families USA | July 2019

Opioids and Children and Adolescents: Information for Oral Health Professionals

People living with HIV struggle to access much-needed dental care 

The Conversation CA | July 24, 2019

Prevalence and factors associated with dental caries in patients attending an HIV care clinic in ... 

MD Linx | July 23, 2019

Risk of Adverse Reactions to Oral Antibiotics Prescribed by Dentists

OnlineFirst | Jul 17, 2019

Griffith Emeritus Professor given prestigious Global Oral Health Research Award

Griffith News | June 20, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 28, 2019

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

Dental Students Learn To Screen For Diabetes

ADA | June 19, 2019

Dental Treatment: Availability of Medical and Oral Health Services for People Living with HIV in British Columbia, Canada

J Can Dent Assoc. 2019 Jan;84:j1

"Who cares" is key: factors associated with oral health status in children living with HIV in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

AIDS Care. 2019 Jun 3:1-9. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1622634.

Making the Case for Integrating Oral Health in Medicare | May 21, 2019

The Relationship between Income and Oral Health: A Critical Review

OnlineFirst | May 15, 2019

Assessing the levels of HIV-related knowledge and attitudes toward HIV-infected patients among ...

Dove Medical Press | April 23, 2019

Dental infections cost Texas $1.7B, 196 lives

Dr. BiCuspid | April 15, 2019

Deep neck infection and descending mediastinitis as lethal complications of dentoalveolar infection: two rare case reports

J Med Case Rep. 2018 Jul 7;12(1):195. doi: 10.1186/s13256-018-1724-x

Use of dabigatran with antiretrovirals

HIV Med. 2019 Mar 29. doi: 10.1111/hiv.12722

Medicaid Dental Guidance to States: An Opportunity to Aim for Equity

Children’s Dental Health Project | March 13, 2019

Inflammation In Midlife May Lead To Memory Problems

New York Times | February 13, 2019

Oral complications are rare in older women treated for osteoporosis

Medical Xpress | February 13, 2019

Use of Toothpaste and Toothbrushing Patterns Among Children and Adolescents — United States, 2013–2016

CDC | February 1, 2019

Efforts to Expand Access to Oral Health Care to Continue in 2019 | The Pew Charitable Trusts

PEW Trust | January 15, 2019

Prevalence of oral diseases in systemically compromised and healthy patients

JADA | December 2018

Special Projects of National Significance

Severe periodontitis is more common in HIV- infected patients

J Infect. 2018 Dec 5

Could Dentists Relieve Physician Shortages, Manage Chronic Disease?

ADA | December 2018

Action For Dental Health Act Signed Into Law

ADA | December 11, 2018

Missouri’s Adult Medicaid Dental Benefits Reducing ED Visits, Data Show

American Dental Association | November 30, 2018

Dental caries on the rise among HIV patients

New Vision | November 16, 2018

ADA stresses importance of HPV vaccine

Study: Oral disorders top global health burdens | November 13, 2018

Vitamin D deficiency and periodontal clinical attachment loss in HIV-seropositive women: A secondary analysis conducted in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS)

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2018 Jun;125(6):567-573. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2018.02.006. Epub 2018 Feb 19

Management of Periodontal Disease

Clinical Guidelines Program | January 2017

HIV Linked to Higher Odds of Anemia, Neutropenia, and Thrombocytopenia
HIV Drug Therapy, Glasgow 2018, October 28-31, 2018, Glasgow

Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care: Communication, Coordination and Referral

National Academy of Medicine | October 8, 2018

$1.85 million grant supports scientist's study of tooth decay in young HIV patients

EurekAlert | October 3, 2018

OHA's Older Adult Symposium - Short Report of Findings

Oral Health America 2018

States Showcase New Programs that Integrate Oral Health and Primary Care - NASHP

NASHP | Sept 11, 2018

Oral health-related quality of life as a predictor of subjective well-being among older adults-A decade-long longitudinal cohort study

Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 6. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12416

Oral health and health-related quality of life in HIV patients

BMC Oral Health2018

Surgeon General Commissions Report on Oral Health

NIH | August 2018

Controlling caries in exposed root surfaces with silver diamine fluoride

PubMed | August 2018

Early cART initiation improves dental outcomes in kids

Healio | August 8, 2018

School of Dentistry Gets US$300000 to Fund HIV/AIDS Training

Adventist Review | July 24, 2018

School of Dentistry awarded nearly $300000 in HIV/AIDS curriculum funding

Loma Linda University Health | July 19, 2018

Needham dentist volunteers to help HIV-positive orphans in India
Wicked Local | June 19, 2018
Minnesota Dental Association Seeking to Put Teeth in Medicaid Reimbursement for State's Children
PR Newswire | June 11, 2018
Benefit cap set for Iowa Medicaid dental plans
Sioux City Journal (Cedar Rapids Gazette} | June 11, 2018
Digital Stories of Oral and HIV Health
Special Health Resources for Texas: Dental Program
AIDS Care Group
HIV Alliance