FULL DAY LECTURE
PHARMACEUTICAL AND STREET DRUG ABUSE: WHAT YOUR PATIENTS & YOUR KIDS ARE NOT TELLING YOU!
DR. HAROLD CROSSLEY

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018

For those who currently hold a DEA Registration and are seeking PA Dental License Renewal, this course fulfills the mandatory two hours of education required in the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids under PA ACT 124.

  • TIME: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • AUDIENCE: Dentist, RDH, EFDA, DA, Management
  • CE UNITS: 6.0
  • LECTURE #: 026
  • AGD CODE: 157
  • MODERATORS: Dr. Laurene Grabill and Dr. Steve Moriconi

What questions should I be asking my patients to avoid drug interactions with street drugs? 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? What is "synthetic" marijuana? Can marijuana interact with any dental medications? Are there legitimate medical uses for marijuana? Can I test positive if I am in the presence of someone smoking marijuana?

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. Also discussed will be the signs and symptoms of commonly abused prescription and illicit drugs.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • 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 kids get intoxicated on hand sanitizer?
  • Is marijuana addicting?
  • Does marijuana have medical properties?
star TUITION (Before February 12, 2018)
Second District Members: Free
ADA Members Outside of Second District: $260
Non-ADA Member: $360
Staff: $150

HAROLD CROSSLEY, DDS, MS, PHD

Harold Crossley, DDS, MS, PhD, 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. His areas of expertise include the pharmacology of street drugs and chemical dependency. 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.