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Introduction to Oral Health: Oral Screening and Dental Management

March 2014
Author: Jeffery D. Hill, DMD

HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)

Overview of oral health for the webinar curriculum, Guide to Oral Health Care for People with HIV.

Oral Health Learning Objectives

  1. Answer the question “What is oral health?”
  2. Discuss the importance of oral health.
  3. Review the burden of oral disease.
  4. Recognize the appearance of healthy normal oral anatomy and common variants of normal.
  5. Learn a systematic approach to an efficient oral screening technique (see video).

Dental Management Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss oral-systemic connections in people with HIV
  2. Recognize the role of the primary care clinician in promoting oral health.
  3. Describe the elements of effective medical-dental collaboration and effective dental referral.

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