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Preventing the Spread of Herpes Simplex Type 1

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The dental team should be knowledgeable about the clinical presentations, distinguishing features, and treatment protocols of this virus to reduce the risk of transmission.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Define herpes simplex virus type 1 and known risk factors for this infection.
  2. Discuss the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of this virus.
  3. Describe the role of oral health professionals in preventing the spread of herpetic infections among patients and dental team members.

This course was issued in October 2020 and expires October 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

Belmont Business Media is an ADA CERP-recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at Belmont Business Media Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for AGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 7/1/2023 to 6/30/2026. Provider ID# 317924
3621 Harbor Blvd., Suite 265, Santa Ana, CA 92704

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