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CRISPR: A Secret Weapon in Oral Health
CRISPR: A Secret Weapon in Oral Health

Speaker: Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, BA, MS

Program Track: Research

Course Description:Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats refers to clusters of DNA sequences that are found at regular intervals in the genome of living organisms. CRISPR’s role in dentistry is to identify the causative genes in many oral pathologies and disorders, such as early childhood dental caries. It will also aid in the identification of genes that suppress the tumor-promoting properties of the genes that cause oral cancer. This course will introduce the CRISPR technology, which has unlocked many boundless possibilities for the diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases. And Dr. Hansen stated: “Oral pathology may have a new beginning...starting this year, an outlook that supersedes our “status quo” and delivers to our profession a new window on treatment procedures that were once deemed to be impossible.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe what CRISPR is and how it works
  • Explain the role of Cas9
  • Appraise the need to develop new therapies based on genetic understanding, such as immunotherapy and targeted therapy;Summarize the use of Crispr-Cas9 to find vulnerable oral cancer genes for a potential cure.

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: 22 June 2019

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The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

Standard price: 25.00
Discounted price: 0.00