Immunizations: An Evolving Paradigm for Oral Health Care Providers

Leslie R. Halpern, Charles Mouton

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Oral health care professionals are at risk for the transmission of bacterial and viral microorganisms. Providers need to be knowledgeable about the exposure/transmission of life-threatening infections and options for prevention. This article is designed to increase the oral health care provider's awareness of the latest assessment of vaccine-preventable diseases that pose a high risk in the dental health care setting. Specific dosing strategies are suggested for the prevention of infections based on available evidence and epidemiologic changes. This information will provide a clear understanding for prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases that pose a public health consequence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-424
Number of pages24
JournalDental Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Active
  • CDC Standard precautions
  • Passive immunization
  • Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
  • Vaccine effectiveness
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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