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Website targets medically compromised patients

March 05, 2012

By Jean Williams, ADA News staff

Chairside expertise is available now for dentists treating medically compromised patients with the recent launch of ICE’s Medical Support System, a website providing resources on medical conditions as they relate to oral health care.

“This unique software will enhance oral health care professionals’ ability to help a patient population that presents with medical conditions that impact the provision of dental care,” said Dr. Michael Glick, author of the content on the site.

Dr. Glick is professor of oral medicine and dean, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, N.Y., and editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association. The site is located at “”.

The Medical Support System provides up-to-date, point-of-care oral care information that is continually updated in more than 50 languages. Using the information available on the site, dentists and other dental team members can assess a patient’s potential for medical complications and the need for dental modifications.

Additionally, subscribers can amass up to three hours of continuing education credits through use of the site.

A demo of the site is available at Currently, a subscription to the Medical Support System is available at $219 annually. ADA members receive a $20 discount and can register for an annual subscription at

For more information about the Medical Support System, call 1-866-292-9725 or email