The Philippine Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Inc. (PAOMFS) will host its mid-year webinar tackling SARS-CoV-2 infection: “Could the oral cavity be a target organ?” on 18 September 2021, 04:30 PM HKT.
The world is still grappling with the SARS-CoV-2 virus even after more than a year. The pathogenic mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 infection is unclear, and its symptoms vary in different patients. There have been an increasing number of reports on oral cavity lesions in individuals with COVID-19, which is relevant considering that this location is one of the first sites that come into contact with the virus and it has SARS-CoV-2 receptor.
Led by Dr Lordjie Marr Morilla, DDM, MScD (OD), the objective of the presentation is to familiarise practicing head and neck clinicians with the range of oral lesions reported in COVID-19 patients; and to give insights on the ongoing debate regarding the direct/indirect association of oral symptoms with the disease.
A PhD student at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University focusing on molecular genetics, Dr Morilla graduated with Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of the Philippines and Master of Science in Dentistry specialising in Oral Diagnostic Sciences (Oral Pathology) from Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
Dentists, dental hygienist and students are invited to join for free. Pre-registration link can be found on the PAOMFS Facebook page.