Dr. Randy Huffines Medically-Complex Patients Johnson City, TN

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  • 30+ years treating geriatric and medically-complex patients
  • Diplomate, American Board of Special Care Dentistry
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland

Thursday Courses
Th302 - Autoimmune Disease and Dentistry
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC, A411
Type: General    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00
AGD Code: 750

You would have to be living in a cave not to notice the increase in autoimmune diseases recently.  Over 100 diseases have been described. 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. The dental implications of Post-COVID Syndrome will be highlighted in detail.

Th230 - Successfully Treating Older Adults: Techniques for the Entire Dental Team
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC, A407
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 750

Dental care for older patients can be very rewarding but also very challenging due to their array of complex oral and medical conditions. Unfortunately, the dental literature is full of myths and unnecessarily complicated regimens for managing these patients. Join Randy as he shares practical clinical strategies he has developed over 4 decades treating patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s, organ transplantation, bleeding disorders, cancer, respiratory problems, and hypertension.

Friday Courses
Fr323 - Xtreme Prevention in Older Adults
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Room: GWCC, A314
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00
AGD Code: 750

Although most research in preventive dentistry has been done with children, this presentation will focus on the large number of high-risk seniors. A research-driven approach to the prevention of caries, periodontal diseases, oral cancer, denture stomatitis, erosion, abrasion, attrition, candidiasis, gingival hyperplasia, viral and ulcerative diseases will be presented. Chemotherapeutic agents (including SDF) will guide you in the proper use of products. The latest recommendations from the ADA will be examined.

Fr262 - Restorative Challenges in Older Adults
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Room: GWCC, A303
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 750

Most Americans now enter the senior years with natural dentitions. 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 Dr. Huffines has gained over four decades to use immediately in the booming senior market.