Dr. Harold Crossley is back due to popular demand!
The New Street Drugs: Alarmingly Fatal and Dangerously Prevalent
“Spice Diamond”, “K-2”, and “Bath Salts” are all in the news. What are synthetic cannabinoids or cathinones? Can I test positive if I use them? What are their long term effects? What does the packaging look like? Where are they sold? Are they illegal? Do they have any medical use? Marijuana has been approved by 8 states for recreational use and 28 states (including New York) for medical conditions. What are some of the conditions? What is the impact on my practice of the American Dental Association resolutions for providing dental care for patients who are and/or have been chemically dependent? What questions should I be asking my patients to avoid drug interactions with street drugs? How will I know if a person is under the influence of street drugs? Why is it so important that the dental staff be knowledgeable about street drugs? 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 and graphic presentation includes the types, signs and symptoms of commonly abused prescription and illicit drugs as well as the newer street drugs in the news.
- the signs and symptoms of commonly abused prescription and illicit drugs in patients and adolescents
- what medications to avoid with the suspected drug abusing patient
- how to recognize and manage the doctor shopper
- how to manage the chemically-dependent patient
- what are “meth mouth”, “lean”, “whippets”, “parachuting”, “bath salts” , “Spice Diamond, Spice Gold” and more
- how can my kid get intoxicated on hand sanitizer?
- Is marijuana addicting?
- Does marijuana have medical properties?
Recommended Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Front Office and Spouses*
*Must be 18 years of age or older to attend-no exceptions