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1437 Hepatitis What Every Dental  Professional Should Know (AGD 148)

1437 Hepatitis What Every Dental  Professional Should Know (AGD 148)

1437 Hepatitis What Every Dental  Professional Should Know (AGD 148)

John A. Molinari, Ph.D.; Eve Cuny, RDA, MS
John A. Molinari, Ph.D.; Eve Cuny, RDA, MS
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

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Launch date: 18 Aug 2016
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Last updated: 05 Sep 2018

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As an overview of the hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E viruses (with special emphasis on the bloodborne viruses B, C, and D), this course explains modes of transmission, epidemiology, and preventive measures against these potentially life-threatening infections. Risks in the dental setting are addressed, and important precautions are described, including vaccine recommendations, infection control precautions, and post-exposure management.


Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Objective 1:
Deine hepatitis and its symptomatology
Objective 2:
Distinguish between the various viruses associated with hepatitis
Objective 3:
Describe the general features of hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, hepatitis E, and hepatitis Non A-E including the etiology, transmission, diagnosis, sequelae, prophylaxis, and precautions for each
Objective 4:
List and discuss the serologic markers that are utilized in the diagnosis of hepatitis B
Objective 5:
Identify risk factors for hepatitis B virus and other hepatitis viruses
Objective 6:
Discuss the typical course of acute hepatitis B infection, from the prodromal state to recovery
John A. Molinari, Ph.D.; Eve Cuny, RDA, MS

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John A. Molinari, Ph.D.; Eve Cuny, RDA, MS
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

Dr. Molinari received a B.A. in Biology from St. Vincent College and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine. He is currently Director of Infection Control for THE DENTAL ADVISOR. Previously, he served for 32 years at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of Infection Control. He has published over 350 scientific articles, text chapters, and abstracts in the areas of microbiology and immunology, and lectures nationally and internationally on topics dealing with infectious diseases and infection control. Dr. Molinari is also co-author of the text Cottone’s Practical Infection Control in Dentistry, with the 3rd edition published in 2009. He was a founding member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and received that organization’s highest honor, the Dr. James Crawford Award, for his lifetime achievement in the fields of infection prevention and safety. His activities also include serving as a consultant for the CDC, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, Council on Dental Practice, and hospitals in the Detroit area in the areas of infectious disease and infection control. Previously, he was the Project Coordinator for the governmental Health Resources and Services Administration Task Force on AIDS and Dental Education, as well as Chairman of the American Association of Dental School’s Curriculum Advisory Committee on Bloodborne Infectious Diseases. Dr. Molinari also was appointed and served as Chairman of the State of Michigan Governor’s Risk Reduction and AIDS Policy Commission. He was the Infection Control section editor for The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and a member of the Editorial Board for The Journal of the American Dental Association. He currently writes a monthly column for Dental Economics. In recognition of his efforts, Dr. Molinari was inducted as an honorary member of the Michigan Dental Association, the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and is a 2009 recipient of the ADA Golden Apple Award.

Eve Cuny, RDA, MS
Ms. Cuny received her BA in management and MS in Health Services Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California. She is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety and Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Practice at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. Ms. Cuny has published numerous textbook chapters and articles in the scientific literature. She lectures extensively in the United States and Latin America on infection control and regulatory compliance. Ms. Cuny has acted as advisor or reviewer for the California Dental Association, the California Dental Board, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Dental Association. She is past Chairperson and a previous board member for the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP).

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 4.00 Hours -
    Reference: AGD 148

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