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

Speaker: Dr. Harold L. “Hal” Crossley,
the country’s preeminent lecturer on dental pharmacology

Up to 7 clinical C.E. hours, Breakfast AND Lunch Provided, All at a GREAT price!

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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.

2015 Last Chance Seminar Pricing

LDA Mbr. - $199      
ADA Mbr. - $259      
Non-Mbr. - $349      
Hygienist - $159      
Assoc. Mbr. - $119      
Dental Staff - $119      
Ret. Vol. Lic. - $79      
2015 Dental School Graduate - $99   
Dental Students (must register) - FREE


Cancellation Policy: After November 13, 2015, 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.


Hotel Information

L'auberge Casino Hotel
777 L'Auberge Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70820

To make reservations, call 1-866-261-7777. Identify yourselves as the “Louisiana Dental Association” and use Group Code: RLDA12 to qualify for the special group rate.

Thursday, Dec. 10 and Friday, Dec. 11
Run of House - $119

Rooms are limited. Reservations made after 11/26/2015 will be taken on a space available basis only.  All room rates are subject to a 13% sales and innkeepers tax. A credit card number will be required to secure a room out of this block. Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to arrival. If guests do not check into their rooms by 10 p.m. on the date of arrival, the rooms will be considered canceled and the guest will be charged.

The check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and the check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Early check-in is based on a space available basis and is not guaranteed. Individuals staying in their rooms beyond check-out time will be billed one additional night's stay and related taxes. Late check-out is provided based on availability, although some charges may apply. Luggage storage is available either for early arrival or late departure. Each guest must also provide at check-in a valid picture ID either by a driver's license, state issued ID or passport.


FROM LAFAYETTE: I-10 East towards Baton Rouge. Take Exit 155A for LA-30/Nicholson Drive. Follow LA-30 S./Nicholson Drive. Turn Right onto L'Auberge Crossing Drive and follow the signs to L'Auberge Baton Rouge.

FROM HAMMOND: I-12 West towards Baton Rouge. Take Exit 1A to I-10 East towards New Orleans. Take Exit 162A Right onto Bluebonnet. Turn Right on LA-30 N./Nicholson Drive. Turn Left onto L'Auberge Crossing Drive and follow the signs to L'Auberge Baton Rouge.

FROM NEW ORLEANS: I-10 West towards Baton Rouge. Take Exit 177. Turn Left and follow LA-30 W./Nicholson Drive. Turn Left onto L'Auberge Crossing Drive and follow the signs to L'Auberge Baton Rouge.








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