HIV, STDs and Hepatitis A-E


Full Course: 10 Credits for CE/CPD ~ California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE), ADA CERP, or AGD PACE (AGD Code 148) (PRD 10/15/19, EXP 10/14/22)

Courses are appropriate for:  General Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Endodontists, Geriatric Dental Specialists, Dental Implant Surgeons, Prosthodontists, Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists

HIV, STDs and Hepatitis A-E (HSH1) Topics Include: Diseases and STDs, Diagnostic and Rapid Testing in a Dental Setting, Opioid Epidemic, Oral Manifestations of HIV, Hepatitis Epidemiology, and more.

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Instructor Bio

Dr. Louis G. DePaola, DMD, MS

Dr. DePaola is the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Professor, Department of Oncology & Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore. He received his DDS in 1975, completed a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology, is a Diplomate of the American rd of Oral Medicine and the American College of Dentists; and has a Certificate in Prosthodontics. He is the Director for dental training for the Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center and served as a member of the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs from 2002-2005. From 1998 to 2002 Dr. DePaola served at the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, Division of Extramural Research of the National Institutes of Health to help develop dental treatment guidelines for patients with HIV/AIDS and infection control practices to protect both patients and practitioners from the transmission of infectious diseases in the dental office. Dr. DePaola serves as the dental and infection control consultant for the Commonwealth of PPennsylvania and the State of Maryland Department of Corrections. In 2015, Governor Hogan appointed him to the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Well known on the lecture circuit, he has presented at most major national meetings as well as numerous international organizations. Active in research, he has authored and co-authored of over 130 journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts and serves as a consultant to the American Dental Association and numerous other professional groups and private industry. Over the past 20 years, he has been awarded over 75 research and service grants, many in the field of antiplaque chemotherapeutic agents, HIV/AIDS, management of medically compromised dental patients, rapid salivary diagnostic testing, dental unit waterlines and infection control.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None reported


Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases; Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the USA; Viral Host Interactions

HIV Disease: Pathogenesis; Routes of Transmission; Epidemiology; The Opioid Epidemic

HIV Diagnostic Testing; Rapid HIV Testing in the Dental Setting; Medical Management of HIV Disease, HAART

Patient Evaluation; Performing the Oral Soft Tissue Examination; Oral Cancer: Screening, Epidemiology, Risks and Detection

Management of Occupational Exposures; Post-Exposure Prophylaxis; Oral manifestations of HIV Disease

Hepatitis A-E: Epidemiology; Pathogenesis; Treatment; Prevention

Dental Management of the patient infected with HIV and/or hepatitis A-E

Course Objectives

  • Identify some of the most commonly encountered sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the USA.
  • Understand about the Pathogenesis, Transmission, Epidemiology of HIV Disease and the HIV/AIDS Timeline.
  • Discuss the opioid epidemic and the strategies to combat it.
  • Learn about HIV diagnostic testing and rapid HIV testing in the dental setting.
  • Know about the medical management of HIV Disease.
  • Know the importance of thorough patient evaluation.
  • Explain how to perform an oral soft tissue examination.
  • Learn about the screening, epidemiology, risk factors and detection of oral cancer.
  • Recognize and treat the most common oral manifestations of HIV disease.
  • Describe the different types of occupational exposure and their management.
  • Describe the principles of post-exposure management and prophylaxis.
  • Recognize and treat some of the most common oral manifestations of HIV disease.
  • Know what oral healthcare providers should know about hepatitis A-E epidemiology, pathogenesis, treatment and prevention.
  • Manage the dental patient infected with HIV and/or hepatitis A-E


American Seminar Institute is an approved provider of ADA-CERP, AGD-PACE and the California Board of Dental Examiners.

Produced: 10/15/2019      Expires for ADA/AGD Credit: 10/14/2022


Additional Information

Additional Dental Continuing Education (CE/CPD) options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Oral and Maxiollofacial SurgeryModern RestorationsHead and Neck Cancer and Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorder

For up-coming courses, please visit: Dental Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses that are soon to be released.