Crossley HaroldPharmaceutical and Street Drug Abuse and the Dental Implications

Dr. Crossley is sponsored by the Rossner Lecture Series through Touro Foundation

Thursday, May 9

Time:  1:30 - 4:30 pm
Course Code:  T 240
Quick Summary:  Like it or not, far too many of our patients are experimenting with and/or abusing prescription and non-prescription drugs.  You MUST be knowledgeable and remain updated on this constantly evolving subject.  Dr. Crossley is one of the most popular speakers in the country on the subject.
Fee:  Dentists $70   All Others $30
NOTE: Attendees MUST be 18 years of age or older to attend -- NO EXCEPTIONS.
Course Description:  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 presentation includes a discussion of commonly abused prescription and illicit drugs and the dental implications of their use.
Learning objectives:
  1. What medications to avoid with the suspected drug abusing patient.
  2. How to recognize and manage the doctor shopper.
  3. The addictive nature of marijuana.
  4. The difference between addiction and dependence.
Course most appropriate for:  All Attendees (must be 18 years of age or older)
C.E. Hours:  3 clinical hours
Academy of General Dentistry Code:  157