New York State Academy of Dentistry

19-02 Whitestone Expressway, Suite 204
Whitestone, NY 11357
Phone: (718) 747-3353
Fax: (718) 747-3355

Continuing Education

June 15, 2018 at 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM


Member $150.00
Non-Member $195.00
Staff/Auxiliary $150.00
Resident/New Dentist $100.00

General Information

Provider New York AGD Learning Center
Speaker Dr. Analia Veitz-Keenan
Type/Category Lecture
Credits 6

Dental Management of Medically Complex patients has been a challenge for dental practitioners for diverse reasons. Although dentistry is represented as low risk for adverse events and complications, select medical complexities require specific dental management and modifications to avoid unwanted side effects. The ultimate goal of the dental practitioner is their patient's wellbeing and the success of the proposed dental treatment. Common chronic diseases may require medical management using pharmacotherapeutics to control the disease. This is a very important aspect that is sometimes disregarded. Side effects and interactions of these prescriptions may have a detrimental impact on the success of some dental therapies as well as require dental management. Knowledge of laboratory tests or interpretation of vital signs is an important skill for all dentists to have in order to assess the stability of the disease.

The New York AGD Learning Center Presents

Dental Treatment in Medically Complex Patients: Myths and Facts

Date: Friday, June 15, 2018

Location: 1902 Whitestone Expressway, Suite 204, Whitestone, NY 11357

Registration: 8:00am  Course 8:30am to 3:00pm

Course Code 750

   6 MCE Credit Hours

Presentation by Dr. Analia Veitz-Keenan

Dr. Veitz-Keenan is a practicing general dentist and an AGD member, she holds the position of Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine and is currently the Director of Evidence-Based Dentistry in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion at NYU College of Dentistry where she teaches to undergraduate and post-graduate students, as well as coordinates and teaches activities for faculty. She presently teaches and is the director of the course: Dental Care of the Medically Complex Patients.  Dr. Veitz-Keenan lectures in several national and international dental meetings and it is the author and published many articles in national and international journals

Course Goals and Objectives

Patients may present with a single or multiple disease processes and they may or may not be diagnosed or be poorly controlled.  Dental professionals must be familiar with signs and symptoms of diseases.  Appropriate treatment for the patient would be to advise the patient if they should seek medical treatment for better control or referral to medical professional if no disease has been diagnosed yet.  In some patients, the diagnosed disease may be poorly controlled and may impact other organs. 

The lecture will ask the audience to participate and will present cases promoting anonymous but meaningful interaction using free of charge polling systems.


The participants will be able to:

•    Identify the patient for whom additional data is required to accurately assess medical risk, based on the health, medication history and examination.

•    Understand what information is necessary to arrive at a medical risk assessment and develop a treatment plan which includes appropriate management strategies minimizing the risk for adverse systemic or oral outcomes 

•    Understand how to interpret selected laboratory data and how they will impact dental care

•    Be familiar with the relevant pharmacotherapeutics used in the management of common medical problems and its impact on oral/dental disease and therapy.

•    Be conversant in the different strategies and modifications necessary to provide dental care

•    Be acquainted with the Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) language and make evidence-based decisions.

The New York State constituent of the Academy of General Dentistry is an approved program provider.  The sponsor’s formal CDE programs are acceptable by the AGD for Fellowship and Mastership and membership maintenance credit.  This course is also acceptable for MCE Licensing Maintenance.  The current term of approval extends from 01/01/15 to 12/31/18.  AGD Code #219318.