ELC20-WEB2: COVID-19 - Using Science to Separate Fact from Fiction
Moderator: Dr. William V. Giannobile, DDS, MS, DMSc
Speakers(s): Dr. Purnima Kumar, DDS, PhD. The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Kumar has disclosed she is a consultant, speaker, and research grant recipient for Philips Oral Healthcare, a speaker Proctor and Gamble, and research grant recipient for Wrigley Mars.
Program Track: Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis.
Course Description: The unprecedented COVID-19 epidemic and the wide-ranging response to it may be one of the most memorable events of the twenty-first century. Most of the diversity in response is due to a lack of understanding about the virus, its origins, and the symptoms of the disease; as well as consistent information about how to best treat the disease and control spread. This lack of knowledge has spawned many myths, some of which are adversely affecting human health. The aim of this webinar moderated by Dr. William Giannobile and presented by Dr. Purnima Kumar is to explain the biological underpinnings of this disease, and to dissect fact from fiction. Original broadcast on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. CT.
· Understand the biology of viral infections, especially those of zoonotic origin
· Explore the science behind creation of vaccines to combat viral diseases
· Appreciate the rationale for containment and restriction-of-movement guidelines
Course length: 1 hour
Original release date: April 3, 2020
Expiration date: April 3, 2023
The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.
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The AAP cautions participants for this CE activity about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.