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Howard County Dental Association is pleased to offer the following continuing education course:  

Thursday, February 18, 2021
6:30 p.m.  Happy Hour
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Seminar
Zoom Meeting
Dental Management of the 
Transplant Patient
2 CE Credits
Jacqueline Mays, DDS, MHSc, PHD
Course Description:

The frequency of bone marrow and hematopoietic stem cell transplants is increasing as our population ages and advances are made in transplant medicine. Dentists have a critical role in clearing patients for transplant with regard to oral health and in screening for oral mucosal and dental issues after transplant. This seminar with provide updated information about transplant medicine, will detail the pre-transplant dental screen and will discuss considerations for patient oral health care in the immediate and long-term post-transplant period. 

Course Objectives:
  1. Bone marrow and hematopoietic stem cell transplant will be briefly reviewed.

  2.  Requirements and considerations for the pre-transplant dental exam will be reviewed.

  3. Clinical manifestations of graft-versus-host disease in the mouth will be reviewed.

  4. Participants will review the treatment options available for oral mucosal GVHD including emerging therapeutic options.

Speaker Description:


Dr. Jacqueline Mays, DDS, MHSc, PhD is an immunologist and a clinical trials dentist whose research is focused on chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) in the salivary glands and oral mucosa. She heads the Oral Immunobiology Unit within the Division of Intramural Research at National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health. She is appointed as a Lasker Clinical Research Scholar at the NIH and serves as the Co-Director of the Dental Clinical Research Fellowship program. Her laboratory’s work includes the immune and physiologic causes of salivary gland dysfunction following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant and the pathogenesis of oral cGVHD, with clinical trials directed toward advancing cGVHD therapy.  Previously, she completed a clinical research fellowship at the NIDCR and a Master of Health Sciences degree in Clinical Research through the Duke University College of Medicine. Prior joining NIDCR, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Lab of Viral Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH. She completed her DDS and PhD degrees at The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, and holds a BS in Biology and Chemistry from Valparaiso University

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