Weeth Lecture 2017

Dr. Crossley
Dr. Harold Crossley
Date: Friday, January 6, 2017
Location: Mary Riempa Ross Media Arts Center
Speaker: Dr. Harold Crossley
Credits: 6 CE hours
Registration: register online
Check-In 8:00 a.m.
Class Time: 8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Classification Fee What's New Discount* ID
Dentists $185 -$25 DENT150023
Auxiliary $105 -$20 DENT150024

Register one DDS and one auxiliary, add up to two more auxiliary for just:


*What's New Discount: Register for the What's New course and receive a multi-course discount.

Lunch is not included.

This program is funded in part by an unristricted educational program from Henry Schein Dental.


Harold L. Crossley, DDS, MS,  PhD is professor emeritus at the University of Maryland Dental School. A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Crossley received a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island in 1964. He later was awarded a Master of Science (1970) and Doctorate (1972) in pharmacology. The University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore awarded Dr. Crossley the DDS in 1980. The liaison between the classroom and his part-time 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 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 and the recipient of the 2012 Award of Distinction presented by the Academy of Dentistry International for his efforts in continuing sental education. He has been a consultant for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement agencies sine 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.

For a list of financial relationships please contact the CE director.

Avoid Liability: Know Your Patients' Medications and Their Impact on Dental Treatment

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. Some of these medications are the drugs of choice of "doctor shoppers." Some medications are more likely to cause violent behavior and others can cause a "scaled mouth syndrome" and in fact, others may cause sexual dysfunction. Should I use caution when prescribing NSAIDs with antihypertensives? Is antibiotic prophylaxis required for patients with orthopedic prostheses? And lastly, should I use caution with the patient using "medical marijuana"?

This presentation includes the indications, contraindications, and side effects of some of the more common physician-prescribed medications. These medications represent 30% of all prescriptions taken by your dental patients and familiarity with these drugs will provide the dental practitioner with a better appreciation for the health profile of your dental patient.

At the conclusion of this course, the attendees will know:

Method of teaching: Lecture/discussion

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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 at ADA.org/CERP.

The college is a member of the American Dental Education Association and the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.