LDA 2017 Last Chance Seminar

Bayou State Lab Offering Removables!
October 23, 2017
December 12, 2017
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Be sure to come and see us at our table!


SPEAKER: Dr. Hal Crossley


Course: "Street Drugs Exposed: What Your Patients and Your Kids Are Not Telling You" and Opioid Management

NOTE: Course satisfies NEW state mandate for 3 hours of opioid prescribing and abuse awareness C.E. to renew license!*

CrossleyPhoto webHarold 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.


Course Description: What questions should I be asking my patients to avoid drug interactions with street drugs? What is the impact on my practice of the recent resolutions, approved by the American Dental Association, for providing dental care for patients who are and/or have been chemically dependent? 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”?

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. This will extend to include opioid prescribing, abuse and addiction (this will satisfy the new Louisiana state mandate for 3 hours of opioid prescribing and abuse awareness training*).

Course Objectives - Upon completion of this course, attendees should have a better understanding of:
•    The signs and symptoms of commonly abused prescriptions 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.
•    The guidelines for proper prescribing of medications.
•    The maximum doses of commonly used analgesics and how to use combinations that maximize pain control.

Recommended: For dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, receptionists, and spouses. (Must be 18 years of age or older to attend, no exceptions.)

* There is a NEW state mandate requiring 3 hours of opioid prescribing and abuse awareness C.E. for those doctors holding a controlled dangerous substance license permitting them to prescribe schedule drugs. The 3-hour course must be completed sometime between Aug. 1, 2017, and the first time you renew your license after Jan. 1, 2018, and must include drug diversion training, best practice prescribing of controlled substances, appropriate treatment for addiction, and any other matters regarding the prescribing of controlled dangerous substances that are deemed appropriate by the board. According to current law, you will never have to take the course again. 

Hotel Information for 2017

Baton Rouge Marriott
5500 Hilton Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808

To make reservations, call Marriott reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or 225-924-5000 (tell them you are with the Louisiana Dental Association Group when you call to reserve your room).

Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 8
Standard Room - $129

The reservation cutoff date is Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 14%) in effect at the time of check-out. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. NOTE: WHEN MAKING YOUR ROOM RESERVATION, PLEASE RESERVE THE ROOM IN THE C.E. REGISTRANT'S NAME OR INCLUDE THE C.E. REGISTRANT IN THE LIST OF PEOPLE STAYING IN THE ROOM.