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Going Viral: Oral Manifestations of Viral Disease

May 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$50 – $85

Friday, May 4, 2018
Vermont Technical College, Room 118 Williston, VT
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
3 CEU’s


Attendees of this course will be entered into a drawing to win a Crown operator stool!
Many viruses affecting the US population have intra- and extra-oral manifestations. This session will be an evidence based presentation of various viral infections that produce symptoms in and around the oral cavity, including lesions from human papillomavirus infections, the herpes family of viruses (HSV, EBV, VZV), coxsackie virus, and the human immunodeficiency virus. Measles and mumps will also be reviewed due to recent cases of infections in non-immunized children. Treatment options and therapies for alleviating discomfort from oral lesions will be discussed. The session will include case presentations for audience participation in the differential diagnoses of lesions in the cases.

Course Objectives: 

Describe the pathogenesis of viral infections affecting the oral cavity and head/neck region
Identify oral lesions associated with various viral infections
Discuss treatment options and palliative procedures for alleviating symptoms of viral infections
Explain the hygienists’ role in assisting the dentist with diagnoses of viral infections

This course is sponsored by an educational grant from Procter & Gamble, Parkell, Young, and Crown Seating.

Presented by: Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH

Sherri Lukes, RDH, MS, is an associate professor in the dental hygiene program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, the only baccalaureate dental hygiene program in Illinois. She has taught oral pathology there for the past 22 years, as well as Community Oral Health, Multicultural Applied Experience in Dental Hygiene and Advanced Periodontics clinic. Her research has been concentrated in oral pathology, migrant and seasonal farmworker oral health, and issues affecting a range of other underserved groups. She has presented on topics within her areas of expertise at various conferences and continuing education meetings across the country. Passionate about public health issues, Ms. Lukes serves as chair of the Public Health/Access to Care Committee for the Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association. She is currently treasurer and legislative chair for the Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society. Community service projects include annual mission trips to central Mexico, where accompanied by SIU dental hygiene students, she provides oral health care in area villages. She received the first annual College of Applied Sciences and Arts Community Service award in 2004, School of Allied Health Teacher of the Year in 2006, was named an Oral Health Champion by the IFLOSS Coalition and the Illinois Department of Public Health in 2009, and was a recipient of the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction in 2010.



May 4, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$50 – $85
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Vermont Dental Hygienists’ Association
(802) 881-6525


Vermont Technical College (118)
118 Lawrence Place
Williston, VT 05495-7166 United States
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