CE Credits: 2.0 Hour(s)
Date Course Online: June 6, 2020
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: June 6, 2021
Cost: Free; registration required
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This program will highlight the following:

  • How COVID-19 emerged, how it functions, and approaches to prevention and treatment
  • The role of testing and how it fits into dental practice
  • Best practices for dental care from before the patient arrives to after care is delivered
  • The role of teledentistry, documentation, HIPAA and other concerns
  • How fear frequently prevents patients from seeking care and strategies on how to best manage those fears in the age of the COVID-19 Pandemic


Program Schedule

Time Topic and Speaker
6:00 PM The Pathology of COVID-19
Robert P. Ricciardi, MA, PhD, Acting Chair and Professor of Basic & Translational Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
6:20 PM Testing for COVID-19: Why, When, and What will it mean for Providers
Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD, Morton Amsterdam Dean, University of Pennsylvania
6:40 PM Prepared to Practice: Bringing Patients Back to Dental Care
Najeed Saleh, DMD, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Pennsylvania
7:00 PM Necessary Tools for Every Provider
Todd Singer, DDS, 
Assistant Dean for Intramural and Extramural Affairs, University of Pennsylvania
7:20 PM Managing Patient Fear in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic
Richard Heyman, PhD, 
Director, Family Translational Research Group (FTRG) and Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, New York University
7:40 PM Q&A

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.