55th Annual Dental Seminar Day: Top 50 Most Prescribed Medications and More

The continuing dental education course will be held Friday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Friday Center. The speaker, Dr. Harold Crossley, is co-author of "Drug Information Handbook for Dentistry," "2000-2001: Oral Medicine for Medically Compromised Patients & Specific Oral Conditions" and "Oral Soft Tissue Diseases: A Reference Manual for Diagnosis and Management."

Dr. Harold Crossley returns to Chapel Hill by popular demand. Join us for this CE tradition and enjoy Dr. Crossley's entertaining presentation style and expertise.

A potpourri of clinical dental pharmacology will be presented. Dr. Crossley's presentation will focus on the indications, contraindications, and side effects of the 50 most commonly prescribed medications. Ask yourself this question: Are there any medications used in my dental office that could adversely interact with drugs the patient is taking? These medications represent 30% of all prescription medications taken by your dental patients. Familiarity with these drugs will provide you and your entire dental team with a better appreciation for the health profile of your patients.

Dr Crossley is Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland at Baltimore Dental School. A native of Rhode Island, Dr Crossley received a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island in 1964. He later was awarded the MS (1970) and PhD (1972) in the area of Pharmacology. The University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore awarded Dr Crossley the DDS degree in 1980. He is a past Director of Conjoint Sciences and Preclinical Studies at the School of Dentistry. Dr Crossley has co-authored a number of articles dealing with law enforcement on both a local and Federal level. This liaison with law enforcement agencies keeps him well acquainted with the “drug culture”. He has been appointed to the Governor's Commission on Prescription Drug Abuse and the Maryland State Dental Association's Well-Being Committee. 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.

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