Title

Oral Manifestations of Lyme Disease and the Dental Community

Presenting Author Name/s

Corey Bafford

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Holly Gaff

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Disciplines

Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Dental Public Health and Education | Other Public Health

Description/Abstract

Lyme disease presents through numerous oral manifestations. These symptoms are often overlooked and not well understood by many within the dental field. This study looks to identify common oral manifestations of Lyme disease in conjunction with the level of education that dentists and dental professionals receive on the disease. The study also aims to identify gaps in knowledge by assessing knowledge and perception, and highlight the need for further dissemination of educational material on oral manifestations of Lyme disease to the dental community.

The study uses two techniques to reach these goals: literary review on case studies and primary peer reviewed articles, as well as a survey of local dentists in the Hampton Roads area. These techniques are intended to help gain a better understanding of the formal education experienced by dentists, as well as continuing education programs received in the dental community on the topic of Lyme disease. These efforts will establish a baseline for the degree of knowledge and formal education that the dental community receives on Lyme disease. This, in conjunction with identifying oral manifestations of Lyme disease, illustrates the need for further research and education on the topic.

Session Title

Biological Sciences 2

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library Conference Room 1310

Start Date

2-2-2019 10:15 AM

End Date

2-2-2019 11:15 AM

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Feb 2nd, 10:15 AM Feb 2nd, 11:15 AM

Oral Manifestations of Lyme Disease and the Dental Community

Learning Commons @ Perry Library Conference Room 1310

Lyme disease presents through numerous oral manifestations. These symptoms are often overlooked and not well understood by many within the dental field. This study looks to identify common oral manifestations of Lyme disease in conjunction with the level of education that dentists and dental professionals receive on the disease. The study also aims to identify gaps in knowledge by assessing knowledge and perception, and highlight the need for further dissemination of educational material on oral manifestations of Lyme disease to the dental community.

The study uses two techniques to reach these goals: literary review on case studies and primary peer reviewed articles, as well as a survey of local dentists in the Hampton Roads area. These techniques are intended to help gain a better understanding of the formal education experienced by dentists, as well as continuing education programs received in the dental community on the topic of Lyme disease. These efforts will establish a baseline for the degree of knowledge and formal education that the dental community receives on Lyme disease. This, in conjunction with identifying oral manifestations of Lyme disease, illustrates the need for further research and education on the topic.