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Continuing Dental Education

Medical History Taking in Dental Patients – a live webinar

Sanjay Chand, MD

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

Dental patients may present with complex medical history of past and current illnesses which may impact delivery of dental care. This course will describe the importance of taking a thorough medical history and how it may impact dental therapy, alter treatment plans and perhaps even avoid medical emergencies.It will allow the dental healthcare provider to understand past and current disease states, current medications the patient may be taking and their effect on treatment strategies for their patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of taking a detailed and thorough medical history.
  • Describe the essential components of a medical history.
  • Explore strategies for successful patient interviews.
  • Discuss detailed review of systemic diseases.
  • Discuss and elaborate connections between systemic disease and oral health.
  • Review common medications and treatments the dental patient may present with


Dr. Sanjay ChandDr. Sanjay Chand has specialized in Medicine with emphasis on clinical therapeutics and infection control. He is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Dentistry.
Dr. Chand is Director of Infection Control and oversees best practices at the dental school. He is responsible for infection control policies and their implementation at the school. Dr. Chand is Director of Dental, Dental Hygiene, Physician Assistant and Nurse Anesthesia courses at the University. He is a popular speaker at many continuing education talks at national and international conferences. His area of expertise includes infection control, pain management, opioid use disorders and chronic disease management in the dental patient. He has been well received at the Michigan Dental Association (MDA), Michigan Dental Hygienists Association (MDHA) and OSAP (Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention) Annual conference these past few years.

Course Logistics

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Online Webinar

The dental professional

5:00pm – 7:00pm Pacific Standard time


2 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.