WVU Alumni Association and School of Dentistry Spring Conference

The Spring Dentistry Conference has been cancelled. We are looking at other options and will update this page with more information as soon as possible.

Successfully Treating Older Adults: Techniques for the Entire Dental Team

According to the ADA, thirty percent of the income in the typical general practice today comes from seniors. This percentage is increasing rapidly as the number of these patients double to over 79 million over the next few years. Providing dental care for older patients is very rewarding but also challenging due to complex dental and medical conditions that become more common with age. In this entertaining and informative presentation, solutions to common everyday problems in older patients are clearly explained to give you increased confidence when treating seniors. Catch the Age Wave and prepare your practice for a successful present and future!

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Randy F. Huffines, DDS
Dr. Randy Huffines is one of the country’s leading experts on aging and oral health. He is a frequent conference speaker, including twenty presentations at ADA Annual Sessions. For over thirty-five years, he has treated older and medically complex adults in a traditional private practice, nursing homes, and hospitals. He left practice for two years in 1988 to complete a two-year clinical Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry. Dr. Huffines has faculty appointments in colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and allied health. He was the originator of the ADA’s Preventive Office of the Year Award, and has been on the editorial board of two major dental drug references. In 2004, he was appointed to the ADA’s Elder Care Task Force. Dr. Huffines is a Past President and a Fellow of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, Diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry, and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland.