Oral Health and HIV Symposium: An Educational Program for Dental and Nursing Professionals

Friday, April 26, 2019

Course Synopsis
This course is designed to give dental professionals, registered nurses and nurse practitioners the most current information on oral health, oral care and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The course will contain advanced information directed toward practitioners anticipating care and treatment of the HIV patient.

Course Objectives
At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the current HIV epidemiology, Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for HIV screening and testing
  • Describe the principles of referral of HIV patients
  • Discuss special considerations for dental treatment and oral surgery for the HIV/ AIDS patient
  • Identify HIV etiology and pathogenesis
  • Describe the guidelines for post-exposure prophylaxis.


Space is Limited | Pre-registration is Required

UTHealth School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge Street, Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Email: PACE@uth.tmc.edu



Course Fee:


Complimentary registration supported and provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1OHA29290 for the AIDS Education and Training Centers. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Credit Hours

148 Infectious Control - Lecture: Hours - 3
755 HIV/AIDS (Special Patient Care) - Lecture: Hours - 3

Course provides 5.83 contact hours of nursing continuing education


Mark Nichols, DDS, is currently Dental Director Avenue 360 Health and Wellness, Dental Director South Central AETC (SCAETC) and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of General Practice Public Health at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houstonm TX. Since 1987, Dr. Nichols has seen over 18,000 patients infected with HIV and has been focusing his efforts on the treatment of AIDS-related oral pathology. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Oral Medicine, and the National Network of Oral Health Access. Throughout the years he was won multiple awards, published in many peer-reviewed journals and conducted several research protocols.



Brandon Mizroch, MD, , received his MD/MBBS from the University of Queensland/Ochsner Clinical School Program in November of 2016. Since taking over as the PEP/PrEP Provider Outreach Specialist at the Louisiana Department of Health in August, 2017, he has worked with hundreds of doctors statewide on HIV prevention best practice. From grand rounds presentations at LSU-Shreveport Hospital, to state-wide symposium conferences, to one-on-one counseling encounters at dozens of clinics all over Louisiana, he has helped spread awareness and education on HIV prevention through evidence-based care.




Tavell L. Kindall, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, AAHIVS, is a board certified family nurse practitioner. He provides primary and specialty care to adolescents and adults living with HIV; and education, treatment, and prevention services for high-risk populations. He completed the RN and APRN programs at Grambling State University, and he completed the DNP degree at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing. He became a professional nurse in 1998, and has practiced in a variety of settings including medical/surgical nursing, critical care nursing, emergency nursing, air medical transport, nursing education, and advanced practice nursing. He is active locally and nationally in numerous professional organizations for nursing, and speaks extensively locally and nationally on a wide range of nursing and healthcare topics.



For their continued support and participation in our sponsored programs, UTHealth School of Dentistry gratefully acknowledges:


Time and Location

Check-in & Breakfast:
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch

Red Roof Inn Hotel Baton Rouge (previously Radisson Hotel)
2445 S. Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

For program questions, please contact South Central AIDS Education and Training Center, Program Facilitator, Danielle M. Pierce, BDPH at 504.568.5646 or dpierc@lsuhsc.edu .

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Co-Sponsor Statement

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts of UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston PACE Center, UTHealth School of Nursing - Continuing Education, Avenue 360 Health & Wellness, South Central AIDS Education & Training Center (SCAETC) and Louisiana State University Health at New Orleans School of Public Health.

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