ACDE Webinar Series


 How Not to Kill Your Patient: Importance of the Medical History


Friday, February 10, 2023

11:00 AM-12:30 PM ET


A joint live webinar series

Course Details


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.



At the conclusion of this course, participants should 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.


Audience: Dentists and Dental Hygienists


 Christine Blass, DMD is the program director for the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry (UAB) hospital-based Advanced Education in General Dentistry and General Practice Residency programs where she oversees six residents. 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.


Conflict of Interest: In accordance with ADA CERP Standard V, everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. This information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

About this Series

Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE)


The ACDE, of which the University of Louisville School of Dentistry's Office of Continuing Education (ULSD CE) is a member, brings together individuals who represent university-based continuing dental education programs associated with accredited dental schools in Canada and the United States.


The ACDE and 35 of its member schools are jointly providing this series of live webinars featuring university-based key opinion leaders.


Each lecture will be presented by a different member school's faculty member. By registering through this page, ULSD CE will provide your verification of attendance document. Similar to our other CE offerings, we will maintain a record of your attendance in our database, which you may always access through your personal ULSD CE account.


CE staff of participating schools declare that neither they nor any member of their family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do they have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) the speaker will discuss in the presentation, within the last 12 months that are relevant to this educational activity.


Registration open through 2/10/2023 10:30 AM EST

Continuing Education

Lecture: CEU(s) - 1.5

Education Method: Online, Live Interactive Presentation

Course Tuition

Webinar Fee: $59.00


American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA only.


Please note there are no discounts for the ACDE webinar series.



Cancellation Policy:
We reserve the right to cancel, modify course date, revise course content, and revise program faculty and activities. Registered participants will be notified if a course is revised or cancelled, as warranted. In the event a course is cancelled, tuition will be refunded.

All registrations are subject to the ULSD Cancellation Policy. This is a 'non-limited' attendance course.

ULSD must receive your written request for cancellation not later than two-weeks prior to course start date to process a refund. A 30% processing fee will be deducted from the refund. Course Registrants who are a 'NO-SHOW' forfeit course tuition.


Live Interactive Webinar: Zoom


Technical assistance: Please be in touch with the ULSD CE office at 502-852-5077 or



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 schools listed here.

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry 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.


The University of Louisville School of Dentistry designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.