ANAC2013 Invited Speaker
Oral Health and Disease in HIV/AIDS
Friday, November 22, 2013
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
David Reznik, D.D.S.
Director, Oral Health center - Infectious Disease program
Dr. David Reznik is Chief of the Dental Service for the Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia. He also serves as Director of the Oral Health Center of Grady’s Infectious Disease Program, a program he founded 22 years ago. He has been providing oral health care services for people living with HIV disease in the Atlanta metropolitan area for over twenty-seven years.
Dr. Reznik is founder and President of the HIVdent (HIV Dent Alliance), a not-for-profit organization of concerned healthcare providers committed to assuring access to high quality oral health care services for people living with HIV disease. Dr. Reznik served as an expert consultant to the Evaluation Center for HIV and Oral Health (ECHO), which provided technical assistance and training to the 15 Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) oral health demonstration sites.
Presentation - Recognition of the oral manifestations of HIV infection are important tools in accessing a patient’s overall well-being as they are important indicators of disease progression for those known to be HIV positive and may provide a means of accessing the potential status of those at risk for HIV infection. This presentation will enable the participants to accurately diagnose and manage the most common oral opportunistic infections seen in association with HIV disease. Oral health is an integral component of primary care. As stated in the Surgeon General’s report: “Oral Health in America”, one cannot be healthy without oral health. This presentation will also offer information on the important role of the oral healthcare team in regards to the clinical management of HIV-infected patients. Topics to be covered will also include proper dental management for people living with HIV disease including a discussion of important lab values.
Objectives: The learner will be able to
• Be aware of the latest trends in the oral manifestations of HIV in the ART Era;
• Identify and manage the most common oral manifestations seen in association with HIV disease;
• Understand clinical management issues and infection control concerns for treating patients living with HIV/AIDS in the dental office including an understanding of relevant lab values and the impact of comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease.