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COVID-19 and Your Health

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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“COVID-19 and oral health, revisiting the oral-systemic link” presented by Timothy L. Ricks, DMD, MPH, FICD, rear admiral (RADM), assistant surgeon general, chief dental officer - U.S. Public Health Service, IHS Headquarters Division of Oral Health.

The learning objectives of this session are to:

  • List the guidance provided at the beginning of the pandemic that effectively shut down dentistry across the country;
  • Describe the impact of COVID-19 on oral health, then and now; and
  • Explain the relationships between oral disease and systemic disease, and how some of these associations could potentially increase risks related to COVID-19.

The featured topic will be followed by an interactive Q&A.

Each session in this series will include an update of pertinent CDC information and recommendations for health care workers and universities, presented by Neel Prasad ’96, PharmD, assistant clinical professor of pharmacy practice and regional coordinator for East Bay – Modesto/Sonora, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy.

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