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Hiv Dentistry

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: University of Chicago to Close Dentistry Clinic That Treats AIDS and HIV Patients

A University of Illinois at Chicago dental clinic that serves HIV/AIDS patients will close in March, officials from the school said. According to Dean Bruce Graham, state funding for the Special Patient Care Clinic has declined in the past five... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newark Star-Ledger Profiles Pediatric HIV/AIDS Physician James Oleske

The Newark Star-Ledger on Tuesday profiled University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey professor James Oleske, "who was one of the world's first pediatric AIDS doctors." Oleske, who currently treats 300 HIV-positive people at University... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Dental Clinic Set to Close as University of the Pacific Looks at Patient Retention

In keeping with an announcement made earlier this year, the University of the Pacific's Advanced General Dentistry Clinic (AGD), where many low-income San Francisco AIDS patients access dental care, is closing on June 30. Now UOP is looking at... Read more »
Ask the Experts

working in dentistry

i am hiv positive can i still continue to work as a dental nurse...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Yes. Get all the information you need from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care--they're the best resource for health care professionals who live with HIV. Find them at Read more »

hepatitis c and dentistry

can fluid splashed from a patient's mouth into my eye, mostly water from the handpiece, but possibly mixed with small amounts of saliva and blood from a hep C positive patient be a credible exposure to the virus? Also, the patient has...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would categorize any blood exposure to the mucous membranes such as the eye, as a very low risk exposure. You should certainly get baseline and follow-up testing to rule out any occupational exposure to protect yourself. However, I fully expect... Read more »

HIV in children and oral facts

I study dentistry in the University of Costa Rica. I am doing an assignment for my Oral patology class about AIDS in children. I would like to get as much the information as possible, at least I would like to know all the info about how the virus...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
For materials pertaining to Pediatric HIV/AIDS, both medical and oral health implications, please visit HIVdent's Pediatric Section located at the following URL: you have any further questions,... Read more »

oral surgery in HIV

I'm in dentistry in Spain. I'm studying oral surgery and implantology in HIV patients. Do you send scientific references about this?. Thanks....
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
A reference that may be helpful is listed below:"Human Immunodeficiency Virus serostatus and the risk for post operative complications" International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1994; 23:100 - 103; Dodson TBFor those who are... Read more »
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Employment Opportunity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is seeking a full-time Accounts Coordinator for its Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Program.

Pacific's CARE clinic coordinates oral health care services to patients... Read more »

HIV Positive dentist

Posted by doglove, 5 Replies
I have been studying towards a career in the health professions. Just recently I have decided to go for a dental career. I am seriously reconsidering this as people might stop coming to me if they find out I am positive. It's a lot of money to... Read more »

nodule on Parotid Papillae early sign of HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello people,

First i'd like to say that The Body is a great site and i think it has many visitors from outside the US. So do i from Holland.

I'm suffering whith the following problem:

In august 2001 I have had protected oral and latex protected... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies
Ok.. Got things chillin with the HIV. Now I need to not put off my dentist. I have always taken great care of my teeth even though I hate those guys poking around in there. But this will be my first attempt in going since my HIV diagnosis. I am... Read more »