Last Chance Seminar

Earn up to 7 credit hours at the Louisiana Dental Association's

Last Chance Seminar 

Friday, December 11, 2015

L'auberge Casino Hotel, Baton Rouge, LA

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2015 SPEAKER: Dr. Harold "Hal" Crossley

COURSE NAME: “Avoid Liability; Know Your Patients’ Medications and Their Impact on Dental Treatment”

CrossleyPhoto-webCourse Description: Your patients are living longer thanks to their medications but many of the physician-prescribed medications used by your patients have dental implications and side effects affecting your treatment plan.  Some of these medications are the drugs of choice of “doctor shoppers”. And one of these medications is the most prescribed medication abused by adolescents.

Some medications are more likely to cause violent behavior and others can cause a “burning mouth syndrome” and in fact, others may cause sexual dysfunction.  Should I use caution when prescribing NSAIDs with antihypertensives? Is antibiotic prophylaxis required for patients with orthopedic prostheses? And lastly, who sets the standard for healthy blood pressure, pap smears, and cholesterol?

This presentation includes the indications, contraindications, and side effects of the most commonly prescribed medications. Many of these medications were not approved when you took your pharmacology course in dental school. These medications represent 30% of all prescriptions taken by your dental patients and familiarity with these drugs will provide the dental practitioner with a better appreciation for the health profile of your dental patient.

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Prescription, OTC medications, and foods that could adversely interact with dental drugs.
  • Why your patient is taking their medications.
  • What oral side effects may be caused by these medications.
  • Maximum doses for commonly prescribed pain medications.
  • When not to prescribe NSAIDs.
  • How to manage patients taking some of the newer anticoagulant medications.
  • How to combine analgesics to maximize their effects.
  • Indications and contraindications for opiate analgesics.
  • Current recommendations for SBE and orthopedic prosthesis prophylaxis.

    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.

2014 Last Chance Seminar Pricing

LDA Mbr. - $169      
ADA Mbr. - $229      
Non-Mbr. - $319      
Hygienist - $139      
Assoc. Mbr. - $99      
Dental Staff - $99      
Ret. Vol. Lic. - $59      
2014 Dental School Graduate - $79   
Dental Students (must register) - FREE







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