For over 35 years, Dr. Randy Huffines has treated older and medically complex adults in a traditional private practice, nursing homes, and hospitals. For 27 years he was Director of Geriatric Dentistry at the Quillen Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. Randy is recognized as one of the country’s leading experts on aging, medically complex patients and oral health. He is a frequent presenter at national conferences including 20 presentations to the American Dental Association. In 1988, Dr. Huffines left practice for two years to become one of only a handful of practicing clinicians in the United States who has completed a two-year postdoctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry. He is a Past President and a Fellow of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, and Diplomate of the American Board Special Care Dentistry and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland. He served as the first chair of the group developing the computerized oral health record that became the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics. In 2004 he was appointed to the American Dental Association’s Elder Care Task Force. He has served on the Editorial Board of two major dental drug references. Randy has held faculty appointments in colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and allied health sciences. Despite these responsibilities, Dr. Huffines has spent most of his workweek as a “wet-fingered” clinician providing comprehensive dental care to older and medically complex patients. This extensive practical experience is evident throughout his courses as he illustrates concepts with the thousands of patients he has personally treated. For many years, Dr. Huffines has refused to take financial compensation from the dental industry as a speaker, consultant, or author. He has taken this stand to assure course participants that the information they receive will be based on scientific research and clinical experience instead of on marketing hype.
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