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MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA – OH MY! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VACCINATIONS

Christine Macarelli RDH, MS, Susan Davide Associate Professor/RDH, MS, MSEd, Anty Lam Professor RDH MPH

One of the most significant public health interventions, vaccination is an essential component of public health programs and among our most cost-effective medical interventions. Oral health care professionals are directly and indirectly involved in patient care and can be exposed to infectious agents that can be transmitted to and from clinicians and patients. In Part 1 of this series, we will discuss infectious diseases, outbreaks, and novel diseases. In Part 2 we will discuss the importance of oral health care providers receiving and maintaining vaccinations to protect against exposure to infectious agents, and educating patients about this effective disease prevention modality.

Learning Objectives (Part 1):

The Participant will be able to:

  • Differentiate between inoculation, immunization and vaccination
  • Identify vaccine benefits, risks, and surveillance programs
  • Recognize common vaccine preventable diseases
  • Discuss the Resurgence of Infectious Diseases, Novel Diseases and Preventive Measures

Vaccine Preventable Diseases:  Colgate References and Resources for Participants

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Web Links

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Infection Control

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: PDF Handouts

World Health Organization

  • CategoriesOral Health and Overall Health, Public Health
  • LanguageEnglish
  • AGD PACE subject code(s)010
“MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA – OH MY! WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VACCINATIONS” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider. At the end of the podcast, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your ADA CERP and AGD PACE C.E. Certificates.