CE programme

COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Infection Control in Dentistry

Malaysia-International Dental Exhibition and Conference (MIDEC) 2022 - The Digital Edition


Malaysia, Asia Pacific


Samaranayake Lakshman
  • Professor Emeritus (Microbiomics) Lakshman Samaranayake is the :Past Dean of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong,  as well as the School of Dentistry, University of Queensland, Australia
  • He is also the Editor-in-Chief, the  International Dental Journal – the flagship journal of the FDI International Dental Federation.
  • He is the author of over 450 communications  cited over 30,500 occasions (h-index 95), as well as seminal  oral microbiology texts used by dental students and postgraduates the world over.
  • He was also a past Chairman of the Science Committee, and a member of the FDI Council


Malaysian Dental Association

Learning Objectives

The listener will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the infectious spread of microbes associated with epidemics and pandemics in a clinical ecosystem
  • Describe the  nature, magnitude, and extent of aerosols generated during routine dentistry
  • Describe how aerosols can be mitigated or averted in a clinical environment
  • State the various post-pandemic infection control scenarios that may unfold during a post-pandemic `new normal` period