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Insights on the Hepatitis C Virus

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As hepatitis C infections surge, oral health professionals must stay informed to protect themselves and their patients, emphasizing the importance of education, testing, and early detection in combating this silent disease.

AGD Subject Code: 148

Educational ­Objectives

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the features and types of the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
  2. Identify the routes of transmission and incubation for HCV.
  3. Explain the impact of the opioid crisis on the prevalence of HCV.
  4. Note the role of oral health professionals in reducing the spread of HCV.

This course was published in the October 2023 issue and expires October 2026. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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