NEW YORK, New York--The New York State Dental Foundation, in partnership with the New York State Dental Association, NY/NJ AIDS Education and Training Center, the New York University College of Dentistry, and PennWell Corporation will host a summit Oct. 3 on oral health care, HIV and AIDS.
This conference will serve as a landmark for HIV/AIDS dialogue and will work to ensure that HIV/AIDS patients receive the highest quality of oral health care.
The summit will specifically address the following issues: oral lesions, implementing counseling and testing in the dental setting, postexposure
prophylaxis, infection control in the dental setting, HIV co-morbidities, as well as confidentiality and human rights.
The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Michael Glick, editor of the Journal of the American Dental Association, and will include program including more than 10 of the most renowned experts on the topic.
Those presenting include; Stephen Abel, DDS, Dental Co-Director at the NY/NJ AIDS Education and Training Center; Helene Bednarsh, RDH, MPH, Director HIV Dental Program with the Boston Public Health Commission; Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP, Director of Infection Control and Occupational Health at The Forsyth Institute; Carla Hogan, JD, Partner with Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP, and General Counsel for the New York State Dental Association; Alexander Ross Kerr, DDS, MSD, Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology at New York University; Vincent Mandarine, DDS; Joan Phelan, DDS, Professor of Oral &
Maxillofacial Pathology at New York University; David Reznik, DDS, Director, of the Oral Health Center Infectious Disease Program at Grady Health System and President of HIVdent; Sharon Stancliff, MD, Medical Director for the Harm Reduction Coalition; Lyn Stevens, MS, NP, ACRN, FNAP, from the New York State Health Department AIDS Institute and President-Elect of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care; and Antonio Urbina, MD, the Medical Director for HIV Education & Training at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center-Manhattan.
Those wishing to register for the summit or to learn more can visit summit
or contact the foundation at (800) 255-2100.
WHAT: 2008 Summit on Oral Health Care, HIV & AIDS
WHEN: Oct. 3, 2008, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: The University Club, One West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
WHO: The program is open to all who wish to attend; however, dental professionals will receive seven continuing education credits for their participation in the program.
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