Acknowledging the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on general and mental health among vulnerable groups is key to providing effective oral healthcare.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and social isolation, loneliness and depression.
- Discuss the effects of social isolation, loneliness and depression on general and mental health.
- Explain oral health considerations for vulnerable groups related to the global pandemic.
This course was issued in April 2021 and expires April 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.