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Continuing Dental Education

Collaborative Care for the Medically Complex Dental Patient – a live webinar

Gayathri Subramanian, DMD, PhD & Samuel Quek, DMD, MPH

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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

This course focuses on understanding medical consults for the dental management as well as dental consults for the medical management of medically complex patients. It addresses the Who, Why, When, What and How of such instances. Specific examples include: patients needing invasive dental treatments while on anti-coagulants/with poorly controlled hypertension/prior head and neck radiation treatment for cancer/prior to or while on anti-resorptive treatment for osteoporosis or bone-metastatic cancer/prior to autologous stem cell transplant.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand dental considerations and management for medically complex patients.
  • Understand what interdisciplinary care for patients entails and comprehend the role of the dentist in the optimal management of patients with head and neck cancer or bone-metastatic cancer, treated with anti-resorptive therapy, or dental implications for patients referred for ‘dental clearance’ prior to medical treatments.
  • Understand the need for and strategies available to mitigate risk for complications such as Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) or osteoradionecrosis (ORN).


Dr. Gayathri SubramanianDr. Gayathri Subramanian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. As a general dentist, she provides comprehensive dental care in all phases of dentistry. Her interest lies in the assessment and dental management of medically complex cases including patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer, patients with chronic illnesses including diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), liver or kidney diseases etc. Helping patients manage their dental anxiety, enabling them to receive the required treatment.

Dr. Samuel QuekDr. Samuel Y. P. Quek is a Professor and Attending in the General Practice Residency Program at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and has vast experience in facilitating the dental management of medically complex patients. He routinely collaborates with Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists and ENT surgeons at the University Hospital (UH), Newark NJ, in the management of patients with head and neck cancers. As part of Hospital Dentistry under Dental Medicine, UH, he also facilitates the management of dental patients with chronic illnesses to successfully undergo their planned dental treatment.

Course Logistics

Monday, January 9, 2023

Online Webinar

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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.