How Not to Kill Your Patient: Importance of the Medical History
An ACDE Series Webinar

Course Description:

Dentists are confronted daily with a wide array of medical complexities in the process of delivering high quality patient care. The large amount of information available on each disease process can make sorting through things daunting and inhibit dentists from providing care to certain populations. In addition, communicating with the medical community also has its own pitfalls. This course is set up to be a brief overview of the medical history and to highlight the most common complications in each of the seven physiologic systems. It includes important facts, relevant tests, and other key information when it comes to treating the medically complex patient. It also goes over the importance of medical consults and key things to ask for when completing them to encourage high quality responses.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Gain a general knowledge about important pitfalls in the medical history
  2. Gain confidence in medical topics related to dentistry
  3. Provide information on how to write a concise medical consult

Meet the Speaker: Dr. Christine Blass

Dr. Blass is the program director for the UAB hospital based Advanced Education in General Dentistry and General Practice Residency programs, where she oversees six residents. As a lifelong Blazer, Dr. Blass earned her BS and DMD degrees, as well as a GPR certificate at UAB. After graduation, she practiced in private practice in the Birmingham area, the state prison system, and maintained a volunteer faculty position with UAB. In 2019, she transitioned to adjunct faculty at the residency and took over lecture responsibilities in the dental school. In January 2021, she assumed the role of program director of both the advanced dental education programs. Dr. Blass also maintains a secondary appointment as an associate scientist for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science as well as membership on the UAB Head and Neck Tumor Board. She primarily lectures to the dental students and locally on the management of medically complex patients.

Registration Information

  • Zoom Webinar
  • Lecture
  • 1.5 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $59

Hosting University

  • University of Florida Continuing Dental Education
  • CE contact name & email: Angela Debono,
  • Speaker name & contact info: Dr. Christine Blass

WEBINAR CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 48 hours before the course starting date/time. A 50% refund will be issued to registrants who cancel 48-24 hours before the course starting date/time. No refunds will be issued for registrants who does not login to the webinar or who cancels within 24 hours of the course starting date/time. Participants may phone the Continuing Education office to cancel, but a written request which includes the name and phone number of the person who paid for the course must be received by our office before a refund can be processed. This request can be emailed to