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The 60th Annual Dental Seminar Day- Clues to Your Patients' Health: The Most Common Physician-Prescribed Medications!! with Dr. Harold Crossley

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Date: Friday, November 21, 2014
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Credit: 6 hours
Location: UNC Friday Center
Cost: $259.00 Dentist
$159.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Continuing Dental Education


Course Description
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. Which medications can cause a burning mouth syndrome? Should I use caution when prescribing NSAIDs with antihypertensives? Is antibiotic prophylaxis required for my dental patients with orthopedic prostheses? Can I prescribe azithromycin in my dental patients? What is the major side effect of SSRI anti depressants? What is the medication of choice for analgesia in pregnant or breast-feeding patients? What dentist-prescribed medication should never be used in patients taking clopidogrel (Plavix)? What are the new anticoagulants and what precautions are required? Can I stop giving aspirin to a patient to do extractions?

This presentation includes the indications, contraindications, and side effects of the most commonly prescribed medications. Many of these medications were not approved when you took your pharmacology course in dental school. These medications represent 25% of all prescriptions taken by your dental patients. Familiarity with these drugs will provide the dental practitioner with a better appreciation for the health profile of your dental patient.

Course Objectives
The information presented at this educational activity should improve
your ability to:
- Recognize and differentiate medications that could adversely interact with dental drugs
- Ascertain why your patient is taking their medications
- Identify and discuss what oral side effects may be caused by these medications
- Distinguish and realize maximum doses for commonly prescribed pain medications
- Examine and discuss when not to prescribe NSAIDs
- Evaluate and recommend how to combine analgesics to maximize their effects
- Describe and discuss indications and contraindications for opiate analgesics
- Indicate current recommendations for SBE and orthopedic prosthesis prophylaxis

8:30 - 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30am Clues to Your Patients' Health: The Most Common Physician-Prescribed Medications!!
10:30 - 10:45am Break
10:45 - 12:15pm Presentation continues
12:15 - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15 - 2:45pm Presentation continues
2:45 - 3:00pm Break
3:00 - 4:30pm Presentation continues

The UNC School of Dentistry designates this activity for 6.0 Hours of continuing education credits.

About the Speaker

Dr. Harold 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 parttime 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 Associations 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.

Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity. As a continuing education provider, UNC School of Dentistry is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Registration and Fees
The registration fee is $259 for dentists and $159 for team members and includes course materials, CE credit and all meals included in the agenda. All registrations must be received by Friday, November 14, 2014. UNC CDE recommends that you do not make air travel arrangements prior to receiving a receipt of payment or confirmation. UNC CDE is not responsible for any travel-related costs.

Cancellations and Refunds
A registration refund, less a $50 fee, will be issued for cancellations received by Friday, November 14, 2014. No refunds will be issued after Friday, November 14, 2014. The UNC School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education Program cannot be responsible for the refund of any part of the registration fee as a result of emergencies, unforeseen circumstances, or events beyond its control after the cancellation date. The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will fully refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, rental car or travel agencies.

Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of North Carolina does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

This continuing education program is presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and the Continuing Dental Education program. The UNC Continuing Dental Education program is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UNC CDEs term of recognition is May 2012 through June 2015. 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 courses 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

Special dietary requirements will be honored whenever possible. Please be sure to notify our office in writing of your special need no later than Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

ADA Statement
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