Pharmaceutical 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.
- What medications to avoid with the suspected drug abusing patient.
- How to recognize and manage the doctor shopper.
- The addictive nature of marijuana.
- 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