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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.

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-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

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