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LDA Mbr. - $199
ADA Mbr. - $259
Non-Mbr. - $349
Hygienist - $159
Associate Mbr. - $119
Other - $119
Ret. Vol. Lic. - $79
2017 Dental School Graduate - $99
Dental Students - $35
Spouse/Other, Lunch ONLY - $25
*Add $50 to all registrations sent in after Nov. 17.
Cancellation Policy: After November 17, 2017, refunds will be given only with the approval of the LDA Council on Dental Education. In the unlikely event the meeting is cancelled, all C.E. registration fees will be refunded, less proportional costs of materials already produced and distributed.
Course: Street Drugs Exposed: What Your Patients and Your Kids Are Not Telling You!!
Harold L. Crossley, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland Dental School. A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Crossley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island in 1964. He later was awarded the Master of Science (1970) and Doctorate degrees (1972) in Pharmacology. The University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore awarded Dr. Crossley the D.D.S. degree in 1980. 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 Maryland State Dental Association’s Well-Being Committee, is an active member of Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society, the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, 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 Continuing Dental Education. He has been a consultant for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration 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.
Course Description: 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 American Dental Association, 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.
Course Objectives - Upon completion of this course, attendees should have a better understanding of:
• The signs and symptoms of commonly abused prescription and illicit drugs in patients and adolescents.
• What medications to avoid with the suspected drug abusing patient.
• How to recognize and manage the doctor shopper.
• How to manage the chemically-dependent patient.
• What are meth mouth, lean, whippets, parachuting, bath salts, Spice Diamond, Spice Gold and more?
• How can my kid get intoxicated on hand sanitizer?
• Is marijuana addicting?
• Does marijuana have medical properties?
Recommended: For dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, receptionists, and spouses. (Must be 18 years of age or older to attend, no exceptions.)
To make reservations, call Marriott reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or 225-924-5000 (tell them you are with the Louisiana Dental Association Group when you call to reserve your room).
Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 8
Standard Room - $129
The reservation cutoff date is Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 14%) in effect at the time of check-out. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. NOTE: WHEN MAKING YOUR ROOM RESERVATION, PLEASE RESERVE THE ROOM IN THE C.E. REGISTRANT'S NAME OR INCLUDE THE C.E. REGISTRANT IN THE LIST OF PEOPLE STAYING IN THE ROOM.