What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus (COVID‑19) Pandemic

Introduction - What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic (ce652)
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Introduction – Coronavirus Pandemic

This course will review characteristics of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS‑CoV‑2)—the causative virus for COVID‑19, the immunologic and genetic influences on COVID‑19 disease severity, the implications of the COVID‑19-induced cytokine storm, and the pathophysiological mechanisms associated with viral infection. It will further help dental healthcare professionals assess systemic risk factors that may influence COVID‑19 severity and will summarize currently available and developing potential treatments and vaccines, including the concept of herd immunity. Finally, this course will explore the published scientific data identifying a potential connection between COVID‑19 and periodontal diseases and the underlying mechanisms that are in-common to both diseases.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Ms. Goldie reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course. She has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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