Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD: End-O in Mind: an Endodontic Approach From Root to Crown (6 Ceu*) | Thursday, May 3
Course Description: This course is designed to walk dentists through the importance of “end-in-mind” endodontics. The course focuses on the ultimate goal of the single visit Endo/Resto appointment: preservation and extension of the tooth life cycle. The goal of this course is simple: reinforce the value of combining Endo/Resto into a single visit appointment thereby preserving teeth, providing exceptional service to the patient and improving practice profitability.
Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD is a general dentist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio. His background in dentistry is lengthy and diverse. Once a former chairside assistant, he also worked as a dental lab-technician, making his perspective unique among others in the field of dentistry. He received his DDS from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Hal Crossley: Street Drugs (6 CEU*) | Thursday, May 3
Course Description: The CDC estimates that 91 people die every day from opioid overdose. What are the chances that one or more of those deaths will be in the dental office or in your home? What is naloxone (Narcan) and how is it administered? What is the impact on my practice of the resolutions, approved by the American Dental Association, for providing dental care for patients who are and/or have been chemically dependent? What are some of the oral manifestations of street drug abuse? How will I know if a person is under the influence of street drugs? What are the characteristics of and how do I manage the “doctor shopper”? Does marijuana have medical properties? Is marijuana addictive? Do I have to take any precautions with the dental patient who is under the influence? What are “bath salts”? 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 dynamic, brutally honest and graphic presentation will take you from the streets and into the office to help you identify and manage the substance abusing patient. Discussion includes the origins, types, signs and symptoms of commonly abused prescription and illicit drugs.
Must be 18 years of age or older to attend-no exceptions
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 part-time dental practice produced a practical approach to understanding the pharmacology of drugs used in the dental office.
Dr. Crossley has co-authored many articles and four books, Drug Information Handbook for Dentistry, 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 is 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.