Dr. Randy Huffines Medically Complex Patients Johnson City, TN

Registration Opens 12/10/19
  • Director, Geriatric Dentistry at the Quillen Medical Center
  • Past President and Fellow, American Society for Geriatric Dentistry
  • Diplomate, American Board of Special Care Dentistry

Thursday Courses
Th321 - The Buzz about Bioactives
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Type: General    Handouts: No

Bioactive this, bioactive that. We are being bombarded with this term in advertisements. As with all new concepts (this one really isn’t new), there is legitimate excitement but also significant hype. Starting with the definition and history of bioactives in medicine and dentistry, Huffines will guide attendees through the role of bioactives in endodontics, oral surgery, implant dentistry and restorative applications. Special attention will be paid to the role of bioactives in the management of deep carious lesions.

Friday Courses
Fr333 - Autoimmune Disease and Dentistry
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Type: General    Handouts: No

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.


Fr349 - Xtreme Prevention
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Type: General    Handouts: No

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.


Saturday Courses
Sa282 - Restorative Challenges in Seniors
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Type: Registered    Handouts: No

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.

Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses