LIVE Interactive Webinar | Inaugural UTSD Geriatric Oral Health Care Symposium

Friday, June 26, 2020


This program will focus on the oral healthcare demands of special patients and the geriatric generation. Through this course, our speakers will cover topics related to chronic diseases, treating elderly patients with medical comorbidities
pharmacological characteristics of common medicines for the geriatric population, and interprofessional collaboration.


Our speakers will address the '4 M's' to follow when treating geriatric patients; Matters Most; Mobility; Mentation; and Medication. Following each of these practices will optimize the overall well being of your patient. Additionally, we will discuss the pharmacotherapy, side-effects, drug-to-drug interactions and clinical uses of the following drug classes: Psychotropic drugs (e.g., antidepressants, antipsychotics), Cardiovascular drugs (e.g. anti-hypertensives, diuretics), Anticoagulants (e.g. aspirin, warfarin), and Alzheimer's Disease medications (e.g., donepezil, memantine).



Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:

  • Diagnose and treat geriatric and special patients 
  • Recognize how the '4 M's of age friendly care; Matters Most, Mobility, Mentation, an Medication
  • Understand methods to increase interprofessional oral health education
  • Know the major medications consumed by the geriatric population and understand the possible side effects and drug-drug interactions between dental medications and prescription medications
  • Enhance the quality of life for the geriatric generation as a practitioner.


Sign-Up Today!


As a courtesy, please register in advance to receive presentation links, course handouts and other timely information. For your convenience, registration will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the presentation.

Live Interactive Webinars are considered as in-classroom setting CE hours by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Continuing education credits awarded for participation in this Live Interactive Webinar may not apply as in person/ / in-classroom CE hours towards license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensing board(s).

Tuition | Course Fee

Live Interactive Webinar presentation

$204 - Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel

Course fee is due at time of registration.

Pre-registration is suggested to guarantee receipt of webinar link.

About Our Speakers


Angela Catic, MDis a board certified geriatrician with an interest in geriatric education and developing models of care. She currently serves as Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and medical director of the Michael E. DeBakey Geriatrics PA Residency program. In addition to her educational duties, Dr. Catic’s clinical interests include dementia, delirium, pain management, and care of complex older adults. She is developing an age friendly program at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center which will focus on high-risk, high-need older adults including optimizing care transitions. Dr. Catic serves as co-investigator of the SETx-GWEP, a five-year program focused on geriatric interprofessional education in primary care.




Alan L. Myers, PharmD, PhD, RPh, is an associate professor of pharmacology at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. Prior to joining the School of Dentistry, he practiced clinical pharmacy /pharmacogenetic research at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Myers is a member of Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium, an international consortium of pharmacogenetic experts. He is a co-author on a CPIC guideline providing clinical-actionable directions for antiviral therapy.


Maryam Tabrizi, RDH, DMD, MPH, attended St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia for her undergraduate studies in business management and accounting. Later she became interested in dentistry and, as a result, completed her studies in the dental hygiene program at Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia in 1987. Following her completion of the program, she immediately started dental school at the same institution and graduated in 1991. Shortly after graduating, Dr. Tabrizi, the mother of two daughters, started a private dental practice in 1992. In 2010, she decided to leave her private practice to pursue a lifelong dream to become an educator at Temple University School of Dentistry as a full-time faculty member in the department of restorative dentistry. In 2014, while working at Temple University, Dr. Tabrizi started studying public health, where she later earned a master’s degree. In May 2015, Dr. Tabrizi joined the faculty at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD).




Clark Whitmire, DMD, JD, graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 1980 and obtained his JD from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University in 1994. Dr. Whitmire completed an Anesthesia Residency & Fellowship at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in 1997. Dr. Whitmire joined the faculty of UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston in 1997. He is a member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, a fellow of the American College of Dentistry, and a fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine. Currently, Dr. Whitmire’s clinical interests are teaching medicine to predoctoral dental students, teaching anesthesia principles and practice to dental residents, and the medical-legal regulatory issues of anesthesia practice.



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Credit Hours

730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology - Lecture: Hours - 2
016 Pharmacotherapeutics - Lecture: Hours - 2
750 Special Patient Care | Emerging Education/Therapies - Lecture: Hours - 2




Time and Location


Webinar Link Opens | 7:30 AM

Presentation | 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM


Virtual CDE | Live Interactive Webinar

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