San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
SEMINAR SERIES 2017
Course #SS2017-01 Wednesday, March 15, 2017: 7 m.c.e. credits
9am-4pm - continental breakfast and buffet lunch are included (registration - 8:30am)
STREET DRUGS EXPOSED: What Your Patients And Your Kids Are Not Telling You!
Harold Crossley, D.D.S., Ph.D.
What questions should I be asking my patients to avoid drug interactions with street drugs? What is the impact on my practice of the recent resolutions, approved by the ADA, for providing dental care for patients who are and/or have been chemically dependent? What are some of the oral manifestations of street drug abuse? How will I know if a person is under the influence of street drugs? What are the characteristics of and how do I manage the “doctor shopper”? Do I have to take any precautions with the dental patient who is under the influence? Why is it so important that the dental staff be knowledgeable about street drugs? Why am I at risk? What are some characteristics of adolescent substance abuse and what do I do about it?
The dental team is in a unique position providing dental care to a patient population that may be regular users or experimenting with mood altering drugs. This dynamic, brutally honest, and graphic presentation will take you from the streets and into the office to help you identify and manage the substance abusing patient. Discussion includes the origins, types, mechanisms of action, and signs and symptoms of commonly abused prescription and illicit drugs.
Recommended: For dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, receptionists, and spouses*
*Must be 18 years of age or older to attend-no exceptions
Harold Crossley, DDS, MS, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at the Univ. of MD Dental School. Dr. Crossley received a BS degree in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island . He later was awarded the MS and PhD degrees in Pharmacology. The Univ. of MD Dental School in Baltimore awarded Dr. Crossley the DDS degree. The liaison between the classroom and his part-time dental practice produced a practical approach to understanding the pharmacology of drugs used in the dental office.
Dr. Crossley has co-authored a number of articles and four books dealing with a variety of topics within the field of pharmacology. Other areas of expertise include the pharmacology of street drugs and chemical dependency. He serves on the MD State Dental Assoc.’s Well-Being Committee, is an active member of the OKU Honorary Dental Society, the ACD, ICD, and an honorary member of the Thomas B. Hinman Dental Society. He was the recipient of the 2008 Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition award presented by the Chicago Dental Society and the recipient of the 2012 Award of Distinction presented by the Academy of Dentistry International for his efforts in CDE. He has been a consultant for the US DEA and other law enforcement agencies since 1974. Drawing on this unique background, Dr. Crossley has become nationally and internationally recognized as an expert on street drugs and chemical dependency as well as the clinical pharmacology of dental drugs.
Suffolk County Dental Society 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/goto.cerp
AGD Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provinvial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 12/19/2013 to 12/18/2017 Provider # 219113
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Suffolk County Dental Society
Paul Markowitz, DMD
Suffolk County Dental Society
150 Motor Parkway, Suite 105
Hauppauge, NY 11788