Dr. Harold Crossley Pharmacology Trappe, MD


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  • Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland Dental School
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists and American College of Dentists
  • Honorary Member, Hinman Dental Society

Thursday Courses
Th212 - The New Street Drugs and Their Impact on Your Patients
Time: 9 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

How will a practitioner know if a person is under the influence of street drugs? What are some characteristics of adolescent substance abuse and what do I do about it? 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 will help to identify and manage the substance-abusing patient. Discussion includes newer ways for abusing prescription and illicit drugs that might impact your dental treatment.

Friday Courses
Fr235 - Changing Standards of Care 2022: Practice in the Present and Protect Your Patients
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Drs. Crossley and 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 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.

Fr251 - Opioid Use, Misuse, Abuse and Addiction: Appropriate Opioid and Non-Opioid Prescribing
Time: 1 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

This two-hour program will discuss the addictive nature, abuse and proper prescribing of opioids in a dental practice. For centuries opioids have been used to control pain and suffering, but at what cost to us, our families and our dental practices? What are our alternatives for controlling post-operative pain? This lecture will satisfy the Georgia Board of Dental Examiners’ requirement for opioid prescribing.

 

Learning Objectives:  

  • How to combine analgesics to maximize post-operative pain control
  • Appropriate clinical use of the opioid and non-opioid analgesics
  • What you need to know when prescribing opioid analgesics
  • What a PDMP is and the regulations for using the PDMP in Georgia
Saturday Courses
Sa279 - Opioid Use, Misuse, Abuse and Addiction: Appropriate Opioid and Non-Opioid Prescribing
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

This two-hour program will discuss the addictive nature, abuse and proper prescribing of opioids in a dental practice. For centuries opioids have been used to control pain and suffering, but at what cost to us, our families and our dental practices? What are our alternatives for controlling post-operative pain? This lecture will satisfy the Georgia Board of Dental Examiners’ requirement for opioid prescribing.

 

Learning Objectives:  

  • How to combine analgesics to maximize post-operative pain control
  • Appropriate clinical use of the opioid and non-opioid analgesics
  • What you need to know when prescribing opioid analgesics
  • What a PDMP is and the regulations for using the PDMP in Georgia
Sa370 - Marijuana’s Coming to Town: Will You Be Ready?
Time: 1 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Thirty eight states have legalized marijuana for medical use. Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. Inevitably, some of these marijuana users will be treated by the dentist. Are there any drug interactions between marijuana and dental drugs? Is marijuana addicting? What is the effect of marijuana on driving ability? This brief presentation will discuss some of the concerns about marijuana use/abuse, its bearing on dental treatment, and a pharmacologic basis for medical uses.