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Antivirals, Antifungals, Antibiotics

Randy F. Huffines, DDS
Time: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Code: F24 Cost: $20/$35 after Sept. 29 Date: Friday, Oct. 28

CE Credits:  3 Hour Lecture  |  Subject: Oral Medicine/Pathology |  Recommended for: All Attendees

Using antimicrobials appropriately is vital to dental practice. Join Dr. Huffines for a fast-paced update on properly using antivirals, antifungals, and antibiotics. First, we will explore the differences in how viruses, fungi, and bacteria cause oral infections. Then you will discover the most common mistakes clinicians make in diagnosing oral infections – if the wrong diagnosis is made, everything that follows is futile.  The latest research will guide our discussion on correctly using antimicrobials chairside and detailed prescribing recommendations will be given. Non-traditional therapeutics will be evaluated. The latest recommendations for antibiotic use from the ADA, various dental specialty groups, and international organizations will be explored in detail. The most recent research about what dental patients expect from antibiotics may shock you. Update your skills in this important part of oral healthcare.

Learning Objectives:

  • Avoid common mistakes in diagnosing oral infections.
  • Evaluate the new ADA antibiotic recommendations.
  • Properly treat oral fungal and viral infections.

About the Speaker:

For over 35 years, Dr. Randy Huffines has treated older and medically complex adults in a traditional private practice, nursing homes, and hospitals. For 27 years he was Director of Geriatric Dentistry at the Quillen Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. Randy is recognized as one of the country’s leading experts on aging, medically complex patients, and oral health and is a frequent speaker at national conferences. He is a Past President and a Fellow of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, a Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, a Diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland.  In 2004 he was appointed to the American Dental Association’s Elder Care Task Force. He has served on the Editorial Board of two major dental drug references. Randy has held faculty appointments in colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and allied health sciences. Financial Relationship – none reported.

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