Dr. Randy Huffines Medically Complex Patients Format: In Person Johnson City, TN

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  • Director, Geriatric Dentistry at the Quillen Medical Center
  • Past President and Fellow, American Society for Geriatric Dentistry
  • Diplomate, American Board of Special Care Dentistry

Friday Courses
Fr206 - Autoimmune Disease and Dentistry
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Room: Omni, International Ballroom F
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $45.00  Other Fee: $45.00
AGD Code: 430

You would have to be living in a cave not to notice the increase in autoimmune
diseases recently. There are currently over 100 autoimmune diseases and experts
think that is only the tip of the iceberg. Dr. Huffines will begin with an easy to understand
update on how the immune system works. The autoimmune diseases
that most impact dentistry will be described along with the oral side-effects of
medications used in their management to give you increased confidence treating
these patients.


Fr210 - Restorative Challenges in Seniors
Time: 2 - 4 PM
Room: Omni, International Ballroom E
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $45.00  Other Fee: $45.00
AGD Code: 750

Most Americans now enter the senior years with natural dentitions. However,
aging causes changes in the oral cavity which have a direct impact on restorative
dentistry. Age-related changes to pulpal tissues and dentin reduce bonding.
Attrition, abrasion, erosion and other tooth wear phenomenon affect restorative
contours, material longevity and occlusal harmony. Xerostomia increases caries
risk, especially root caries, and must be properly addressed to achieve long-lasting
results. Learn practical skills and techniques to use immediately in the
booming senior market.

Saturday Courses
Sa229 - Xtreme Prevention
Time: 1 - 3 PM
Room: Omni, International Ballroom AB
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $45.00  Other Fee: $45.00
AGD Code: 149

Today with the advent of modern risk assessment we can target the patients in
our practices who are at greatest risk and tailor preventive products and regimens
to best address their specific physiologic and behavioral characteristics. This
entertaining and informative presentation will focus on the large number of high-risk
adults seen in dental practice and will offer the latest on the prevention of
caries, periodontal diseases, oral cancer, denture stomatitis, erosion, abrasion,
attrition, candidiasis, gingival hyperplasia, ulcerative diseases and periimplantitis.