The Medical History: What You Need to Know to Provide Effective, Safe Dental Care
Boston, MA • December 8, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This course provides a direct link between the biomedical and medical core sciences and clinical dental practice. Throughout the morning, Dr. Scrivani will provide a review of the medical knowledge necessary for providing safe, quality dental care to patients with systemic medical illnesses. 

Centered on a comprehensive review of the patients' medical history, this course will present medical topics in a case-based format, and will explore the following systemic disease sections: Hematology, Cardiology, Pulmonary, Nephrology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Immunocompromised States, Women's Issues and the Pregnant Patient.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
One Kneeland Street
Boston, MA 02111
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Lodging Information
The hotels listed below are within walking distance of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and offer a Tufts rate to program participants. Because rates vary depending on availability, please book your room early.

Courtyard by Marriott
Boston Tremont
275 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Reservations: 800.321.2211
Phone: 617.426.1400
Fax: 617.482.6730

The DoubleTree Hotel
821 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617.956.7900
Fax: 617.956.7901

The W Hotel Boston
100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617.261.8700
Fax: 617.310.6730
Speaker Information
STEVEN J. SCRIVANI, DDS, DMedSc Professor, Craniofacial Pain, Headache and Sleep Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Pain Research, Education and Policy Program, Tufts University School of Medicine. 
Credit Information
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits.

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Approval Date12/15-11/19. 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 house by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at
Cancellation Policy
The Division of Continuing Education reserves the right to end registration when enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify, or alter content or faculty for any course if circumstances indicate the need for such a change. If the school finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be granted. All attempts to contact registrants will be made as soon as possible in the event of a course cancellation. The school will not be held responsible for any losses due to travel arrangements made by the registrant.

In the event of inclement weather (such as a snow emergency) or other extenuating circumstances, the Division of Continuing Education may be forced to cancel a course. If a course has been cancelled, we will contact participants by the phone number and/or email address provided. You may call or email our office on the day of the course if you are uncertain of a course’s status.


Full tuition refund or credit will be given for cancellations received at least two weeks prior to course date. Refunds or tuition credit will not be issued for participant no-shows.
4 CEU's for $195; $99/Staff
Learning Objectives
  • Be introduced to pathophysiology of systemic disease states and how they present in clinical situations
  •  Identify necessary components of medical information needed to conduct medical risk assessments
  • Become familiar with a thorough diagnostic process for evaluating patients with systemic disease
  •  Improve your ability to utilize knowledge of diseases in order to effect safe dental care
  •  Identify means of interpreting diagnostic studies to improve patient outcomes in treatment
  • Understand the ways in which pharmaceutical treatments for dental disease can interact with systemic medical illnesses
Target Audiences
Dentists and Staff