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Dental Management for Patients with Complex Medical Conditions


November 02, 2013
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Event Category: Continuing Education

Advances in medicine have increased the life expectancy of patients with complex medical and developmental conditions. As a result, dentists are observing an increase in the number of patients visiting their offices for routine care. Because of these trends, it is important that members of the oral healthcare team develop foundational knowledge for the care of these vulnerable populations. This course provides dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants with information on several diseases that are typical in patients with complex medical and developmental conditions, ultimately aiding the clinician in developing appropriate treatment plans and continuing care regimes that best serve their patients.

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You Will Learn

  • To identify complex medical conditions that often affect dental patients
  • To describe current medical therapies for treating or managing patients with certain
    complex medical and developmental conditions
  • To discuss how different complex medical conditions impact dental treatment
  • To describe developmental disabilities and their oral health implications

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for dental professionals who wish to improve their management skills when working with patients with complex medical or developmental conditions.

Tuition: $245 Dentists; $185 Allied Dental Professionals
(includes continental breakfast)
Program: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am
Credits: This activity is designated for 7 units of continuing education credit.


Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA, is professor and director for community oral health at Pacific. He has served as president of the Special Care Dentistry Association and on national commissions, including the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Oral Health Access. He has published and lectured extensively in the areas of hospital dentistry, dentistry for patients with special needs, medical disabilities and dental fear and geriatric dentistry.

Paul Subar, DDS, EdD, is assistant professor and director of the Special Care Clinic/Hospital Dentistry Program at Pacific. He received his DDS degree from University of California, Los Angeles, and completed his residency in hospital dentistry at the UCLA Medical Center. In 2009, Dr. Subar received his doctorate in education and professional leadership, EdD, from Pacific’s Benerd School of Education.

Allen Wong, DDS, EdD, is director of Pacific’s Union City Dental Care Center. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry and has extensive experience in providing dental care to patients with disabling conditions and medical problems. He has staff appointments at California Pacific Medical Center, Kaiser of San Francisco, Highland Hospital and UCSF.

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