Addressing Polypharmacy for Medically Complex Dental Patients (Copy)


AGD Member:  $49*

Student Member: $37.50*

Speaker:  Larry Williams, DDS

Non-Member:  $70

Credit Hours:  1.5

Subject Code:  340 – Anesthesia, Pain Mgmt, Sedation, Pharmacology

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In order to provide outstanding dental care to patients, the oral healthcare team must take a holistic approach to the needs of the patient. The issue of polypharmacy must be taken into account as this points to complex medical issues. Patients that present with complex medical issues must be treated very carefully. In order to provide this care, there must be sufficient time at each appointment to discuss medications, health issues, treatment limitations, and expected outcomes.


Learning Objectives

  • Better understanding of the “clues” that certain medications give to the health of the patient
  • Better understanding of ways to generate communication in the clinical setting
  • Better understanding of the impact of certain medications as they pertain to oral health and treatment outcomes



Larry Williams, DDS, MAGD, ABGD, graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1982 with subsequent service of 30 years in the United States Navy Dental Corps.  In 2012 he assumed the position of Assistant Professor at the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine- Illinois where his duties include being the Director of Community Outreach and serving as the Course Director for the 4th year clinical rotations to underserved dental clinics in the community.  He currently teaches Geriatric Dentistry and Dentistry for patients with Special Needs.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and holds board certified status in the American Board of General Dentistry.  Dr. Williams is also a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, and Academy of Dentistry International.  Dr. Williams recently completed serving as an AGD Division Chair, President of the Illinois Academy of General Dentistry, and President of the Westside Branch of the Chicago Dental Society.

Additional information

Speaker Disclosure

Consultant of Dr. Charles Blair and Associates, Inc. Owner/Part Owner: American Dental Support, LLC

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Time and Period of Availability for Internet Based Courses

Until review/expiration

Original Release Date

September 21, 2017

Expiration Date

September 21, 2020