Friday February 24, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Greensboro Country Club 
410 Sunset Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408

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Priscilla Allen 
North Carolina Dental Society 

2017 Golden Triad Seminar
Friday, February 24, 2017


Dr. Hal Crossley

Clues to Your Patients’ Health: The Most Commonly Prescribed
Medications and Their Impact on Dental Treatment

Program for Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Staff, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Public Health Professionals, Fellows, Residents, Students & Other Interested Healthcare Providers

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7:30am – 8:30am

8:30am – 12 noon
Clues to Your Patients’ Health: The Most Commonly Prescribed Medications and Their Impact on Dental Treatment 
Dr. Hal Crossley 

12 noon - 1pm
Lunch (included in registration fee)

1pm – 4pm
Dr. Crossley continues

Synopses of Program and Speaker Bio

8:30am - 4pm
6.5 CEU*
Clues to Your Patients' Health: The Most Commonly Prescribed Medications and Their Impact on Dental Treatment
Dr. Hal Crossley

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.  What dental medication should never be prescribed for a patient taking clopidogrel (Plavix)? How do I manage patients who have had placement of a stent and require surgery? Can the newer blood thinners be reversed? Some medications can cause a “burning mouth syndrome” and others may cause sexual dysfunction.  Should I use caution when prescribing NSAIDs for patients with existing cardiovascular disease? Is antibiotic prophylaxis required for patients with orthopedic prostheses? What is the most important dental implication of treating a patient who is under the influence of marijuana?

     This presentation includes the indications, contraindications, and side effects of the most common physician- prescribed medications. Many of these medications were not approved when you took your pharmacology course in dental school. Familiarity with these drugs will provide the dental practitioner with a better appreciation for the health profile of your dental patient.

At the conclusion of this course, the attendees will know:

  • 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.
  • Some of the indications for medical marijuana.
  • 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.
  • Current recommendations for SBE and orthopedic prosthesis prophylaxis.


Biographical Sketch

Harold L. 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.  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.

Continuing Education Credit Information
Continuing education credits issued for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states.  It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensing board(s).  

The North Carolina Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual activities or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.  Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the North Carolina Dental Society and the Guilford County Dental Society (Golden Triad Seminar). 

General Information

Refund/Substitution Policy:
In the event of a cancellation, notification must be provided by February 20 in order to issue a refund, which will need to be approved by the 5th District. After February 10, a $25 administrative fee may apply.  Substitutions are not encouraged.  Please call 919-234-4027 for additional information. 

ADA Statement:
It is the policy of the NCDS not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities.  If you need services or auxiliary aids in order to participate fully, please call 919-234-4027 at least 3 weeks in advance of the program. 

Handouts/Verification of Attendance:
Handouts will be available approximately one week prior to the seminar.  Watch for an email approximately February 17 regarding your handouts once we know if they will be shared with you by email or distributed on site.  If you have questions about handouts, please call 919-234-4027.

Email pallen@ncdental.org or call 919.234.4027.