Identifying patients at high risk for contracting the virus and making referrals for testing and treatment are key to reducing the impact of this serious infection.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the features and types of the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
- Identify the routes of transmission and incubation for HCV.
- Explain the impact of the opioid crisis on the prevalence of HCV.
- Note the role of oral health professionals in reducing the spread of HCV.
This course was issued in February 2023 and expires February 2026. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.