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HIV and Oral Health: An Update and Refocus

David Reznik, DDS, Chief of Dental Services, Grady Health System, Atlanta, Georgia

Public Health Grand Rounds is presented Thursdays at 8 a.m. in the Arkansas Department of Health

Create an Opportunity for Intervention

David A. Reznik, DDS & Helene Bednarsh, BS, RDH, MPH


The dental team can play an important role in all phases of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus care continuum – from diagnosis to disease management.

Oral Health Report: Mouth Serves as Gateway to Overall Health

Colorado School of Public Health - CU Anschutz | February 24, 2022

Report details 20 years of advances and challenges of Americans’ oral health

NIH | December 21, 2021

Oral Health In HIV-Positive People Latest News!

TheNuHerald | November 10, 2021

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Dentists more likely to see domestic abuse during pandemic

Dr Bicuspid | October 7, 2021

Oral Health and Older Adults Fact Sheets 

American College of Physicians | September 2021 | En Español

Oral Health in Communities and Neighborhoods (OHICAN) Pilot Project: The Burden of Poor Oral Health

IntechOpen | September 18, 2021 – Charles Moore, Hope Bussenius and David Reznik

New from HPI: Data on Oral Health Equity in the U.S.

ADA | April 2021

ADA, others support legislation to incentivize dentists to enter HIV workforce. HELP Act would offer up to $250,000 in loan repayment.

ADA | April 21, 2021

Oral Health Status of Young People Infected with HIV in High Epidemic Area of China

Dove Press | March 19, 2021

Risk factors for post-tooth extraction complications in HIV-infected patients: A retrospective study 

Jpn J Infect Dis. 2021 Jan 29. doi: 10.7883/yoken.JJID.2019.273


Correction to: Stage II and stage III periodontitis clinical burdens of HIV-1 undergoing antiretroviral therapy 

Clin Oral Investig. 2022 Mar 8. doi: 10.1007/s00784-022-04410-3.

Stage II and stage III periodontitis clinical burdens of HIV-1 undergoing antiretroviral therapy 

Clin Oral Investig. 2022 Feb;26(2):2187-2195. doi: 10.1007/s00784-021-04201-2. Epub 2021 Oct 3.

Indonesian Dental Students' Attitudes, Knowledge, Preparation, and Willingness to Treat HIV/AIDS Patients 

Eur J Dent. 2022 Jan 6. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1740350

Nonsurgical periodontal debridement affects subgingival bacterial diversity in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 infected patients with periodontitis 

J Periodontol. 2022 Jan 5. doi: 10.1002/JPER.21-0466.

Stage II and stage III periodontitis clinical burdens of HIV-1 undergoing antiretroviral therapy 

Clin Oral Investig. 2021 Oct 3. doi: 10.1007/s00784-021-04201-2.

Gingival tissue as a reservoir for human immunodeficiency virus type-1: Preliminary results of a cross-sectional observational study 

J Periodontol. 2021 Aug 15. doi: 10.1002/JPER.21-0345

Alteration in Oral Microbiome Among Men Who Have Sex With Men With Acute and Chronic HIV Infection on Antiretroviral Therapy 

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2021 Jul 14;11:695515. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2021.695515. eCollection 2021.

Oral health related quality of life among HIV positive patients attending two HIV outpatient clinics in Nigeria - a cross sectional study

Afr Health Sci. 2021 Jun;21(2):566-575. doi: 10.4314/ahs.v21i2.11

Can treatment of severe periodontitis in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction improve endothelial function? 

Evid Based Dent. 2021 Jan;22(1):5-7. doi: 10.1038/s41432-021-0157-3

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How Toothcare Affects Our Whole Body

Nature World News | April 18, 2022

Carbs, sugary foods may influence poor oral health: Study

Hindustan Times | April 7, 2022

Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: 2022 Update 

Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | March 31, 2022

Barriers and facilitators to dental care among culturally and linguistically diverse carers 

DocWire News | March 27, 2022

Palatal Brushing for the Treatment of Denture Stomatitis 

Practice Update | March 24, 2022

ADA updates CDT codes: 10 things to know 

Becker’s | March 24, 2022

Scientists Develop System To Detect Teeth At Risk Of Decay

New Atlas | March 9, 2022

Federal Leaders Call For Research, Policy Changes To Address Oral Healthcare Disparities

Becker’s Dental Review | March 1, 2022

Poll: Insufficient Applicants Among Top Challenges When Recruiting Dental Assistants, Hygienists

Becker’s Dental Review | February 23, 2022

Disparities in Caregiver-Reported Dental Cavities and Toothaches Among Children in the Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

DocWire News | February 2022

Racism and oral health equity in the United States: Identifying its effects and providing future directions

DocWire News | January 28, 2022

Study analyzes oral health spending in Medicaid, commercial plans 

ADA News | January 24, 2022

FDA Warns About Risk Of Dental Problems Tied To Buprenorphine Use

Reuters | January 12, 2022

Which U.S. states are best, worst for dental health?

Dr Bicuspid | January 4, 2022

Improving Oral Health in People With Severe Mental Illness 

PLoS ONE; 2021 Dec; 16 (12)e0260766; A Macnamara, MP Mishu, MR Faisal, et al

Oral health status of patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus and related factors, Iran: a cross-sectional study 

BMC Oral Health. 2021 Dec 18;21(1):657. doi: 10.1186/s12903-021-02002-3.

N.D. program to train dentists to provide primary care services 

Grand Forks Herald | December 9, 2021

New dental clinic opens in Ryan White Wellness Center

The Medical University of South Carolina | December 7, 2021

Oral health-related quality of life in US adults with type 2 diabetes 

J Public Health Dent. 2021 Dec 3. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12489

Development of a classification (descriptive) system for a preference-based quality of life measure for dental caries (dental caries utility index) among adolescents 

J Public Health Dent. 2021 Dec 2. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12490

Oral health and HIV

Jamaica Observer | November 28, 2021

Oral health status among transgender young adults: a cross-sectional study 

BMC Oral Health. 2021 Nov 12;21(1):575. doi: 10.1186/s12903-021-01945-x.

Invasive Dental Procedures As Risk Factors for Postoperative Spinal Infection and the Effect of Antibiotic Prophylaxis 

J. Clin. Periodontol.| November 3, 2021

Proposed Legislation Promotes Oral Health Literacy

Dimensions Of Dental Hygiene | November 3, 2021

Oral–Systemic Connections, in Which Periodontal Disease Is a Key Component, Are Highlighted in Special Populations 

Periodontol 2000; 2021 Oct 1; 87 (1)11-16; Y Kapila

Willingness and ability of oral health care workers to work during the COVID-19 pandemic 

JADA | Investigation Cover Story| Volume 152, Issue 10, P791-799, October 01, 2021

Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy Eradicates the Majority of Pockets 

J. Clin. Periodontol.; 2021 Sep 13

Evaluating Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior of Dentists on HIV/AIDS in West Java, Indonesia, in the COVID-19 Era 

Int J Dent. 2021 Sep 23;2021:1901887. doi: 10.1155/2021/1901887. eCollection 2021

76.5 million Americans are without dental insurance: CareQuest 

Becker’s Healthcare | September 16, 2021

CMS names Dr. Natalia Chalmers as first chief dental officer 

ADA | September 9, 2021

Substantial Decline in Dental Opioid Prescription Rates From 2012 to 2019 for Children and Adults Enrolled in Medicaid 

J Am Dent Assoc; 2021 Aug 1; 152 (8)622-630.e3

State Medicaid reform boosts dentist participation, DSO growth

Dr Bicuspid | August 27, 2021

Dental Services and Health Outcomes in the New York State Medicaid Program

J Dent Res 2021 Aug;100(9):928-934. doi: 10.1177/00220345211007448.

Views and preferences of people living with HIV about smoking, quitting and use of nicotine products 

Int J Drug Policy. 2021 Jul 9;97:103349. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103349

Tooth Loss May Increase Risk Of Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, Research Suggests

DrBicuspid | July 8, 2021

Press | World Oral Health Day | March 20, 2021

Healthy mouth, healthy you | February 28, 2021

Periodontal disease increases risk of major cardiovascular events

Science Daily | February 22, 2021

LIBERTY Dental Plan provides dental services to Nevadans living with HIV/AIDS 

KTNV Las Vegas | February 3, 2021

WHO Passes Resolution Recognizing Importance Of Oral Health

Dentistry Today | January 27, 2021

Is it safe to go to the dentist? 

Salon | January 20, 2021

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