Dr. Harold Crossley Pharmacology Trappe, MD
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  • Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland Dental School
  • Honorary Member, Hinman Dental Society
  • Member, International and American College of Dentists

Thursday Courses
Changing Standards of Care 2020: Practice in the Present and Protect Your Patients
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Drs. Hal Crossley and Mitchell Gardiner will present an engaging program on the newest changing standards of care that challenge dentists. It is imperative that dentists stay up to date on the changes that affect clinical dentistry daily. This course will cover a wide array of topics including areas, such as: medical history/medical clearance, oral cancer screening and documentation/follow-up, opioids and pain management, informed consent for procedures and drugs, prophylactic antibiotic protocols and antibiotic usage.

A Paradigm Shift in the Opioid Crisis
Time: 1 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 114 people die from opioid overdose every day in the United States, which is far more than the number of people who die each day in automobile accidents. Ever wondered why so many people are dying from these opioids despite efforts to curb their use? Where do they come from? This lecture will alert attendees to the impact of this crisis on the dental community. 

Friday Courses
Illicit and Pharmaceutical Drug Abuse and Their Impact on You, Your Family, and Your Dental Practice
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

What should I be asking my patients to avoid drug interactions with street drugs? What are some of the oral manifestations of street drug abuse? 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 brief presentation includes the types, signs, and symptoms of commonly abused prescription and illicit drugs.

Weed: Everything You Wanted to Know About Cannabis but Were Afraid to Ask
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Room: Omni,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Thirty two states have legalized marijuana for medical use. Ten stateshave legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. Inevitably, some of these marijuana users will be treated by the dentist or hygienist. Does it have any medicinal use? Is marijuana addicting? What is the effect of marijuana on the cardiovascular, respiratory, or immune systems ;Am I allowed to use marijuana for medicinal purposes? Can my patients take CBD before their dental appointment? Will it affect their treatment? This three-hour presentation will discuss the concerns about marijuana use/abuse, and;the bearing on dental treatment.

Saturday Courses
A Paradigm Shift in the Opioid Crisis
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 114 people die from opioid overdose every day in the United States, which is far more than the number of people who die each day in automobile accidents. Ever wondered why so many people are dying from these opioids despite efforts to curb their use? Where do they come from? This lecture will alert attendees to the impact of this crisis on the dental community. 


Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses