Valley District Dental Society
Continuing Education Course
“Opioid Use, Misuse, and Abuse and Potpourri of Clinical and Practical Dental
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Josef in Agawam
(Registration starts at 7:45am)
Topic: This program will have two parts. The first half will discuss
the addictive nature, abuse, and medicinal benefits of opioids. For
centuries opioids have been used to control pain and suffering, but at what
cost to us, our families, and our dental practices? How does the opioid
crisis impact your daily treatment plans? This section will uncover
fascinating details regarding the origins and influence of opioids and their
significant effect on our society today. The second half of the day will
be devoted to the most common physician-prescribed medications taken by your
patients that may impact their dental treatment. What common antifungal
medication is contraindicated in patients taking clopidogrel and what is the
most common antibiotic prophylaxis required for patients with an orthopedic
prosthesis? What is the new FDA warning about codeine and tramadol in
children? How is marijuana going to impact your dental treatment?
Familiarity with these drugs will provide the dental practitioner with a
better appreciation for the health profile of their dental patient.
At the conclusion of this course
attendees will know:
1. Why your patient is taking their medications
2. Prescriptions, OTC medications, and foods that could adversely interact with
3. The impact of medical marijuana on your dental practice
4. How to minimize prescribing opioids for surgeries
5. How to combine analgesics to maximize their effects
6. Current recommendations for SBE and orthopedic prosthesis prophylaxis
Speaker: Dr. Harold Crossley is Professor Emeritus at the
University of Maryland Dental School. He received a Bachelor of Science
degree in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island in 1964, 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. 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.
Financial Disclosure: Dr. Crossley has no conflicts to disclose.
grants have been applied to this program: TD
Bank, York Dental Laboratories, and Sweitzer Construction
buffet of scrambled eggs, French toast, home fries and bacon, assorted
breakfast breads, as well as coffee, tea, juice, soda, and bottled water.
Lunch will consist of an Executive
Sandwich buffet, assorted cookies and brownies, and coffee/tea/soda/bottled
The credits: 7 CEU – Lecture
District Dental Society designates this activity for 7 continuing
Recommended audience: Dental
Assistants, Hygienists, Office Personnel and Dentists.
Valley District Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider
Approved by the Massachusetts Dental Society.
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 the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition
Valley District Dental Society is designated as an approved PACE
Program provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal Continuing
education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship,
Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval
extends from 8/25/17 to 8/24/2021. Subject code 148
ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY!
In order to streamline our
registration process and control costs, the Valley District Dental Society has
implemented a new online registration/payment portal. Click the following link
and select the
correct ticket types for Doctors, Non-ADA Doctors, Retired Dentists/Residents
or Auxiliaries/Students in your practice.
You will be asked for the names of all attendees and can pay using a
credit card. Please print your tickets
& bring them with you. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER MAY 5, 2019.
Registration runs through May 5th at the following
Doctor (ADA Dentist) - $295 Non-ADA Dentist -
Retired Dentist/Resident -
NO REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MAY 5th. There
is no registration at the door. If
you would like to pay by check or call in credit card information to Amy at any
time prior to May 5th, please be aware that an additional $5 fee per person will apply. You may call Amy at the
Valley District Dental Society at 413-568-8200 Monday, Wednesday, or Fridays
from 10a.m. until 3p.m.