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Founded in 1931, the Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS) is the largest of eight component societies of the Virginia Dental Association and the American Dental Association with over 1,4​00 local member dentists including specialists.

Hal Crossley, DDS, PHD

NVDS ONLINE CE PROGRAM – “Opioid Use, Misuse, Abuse and Addiction: Appropriate Opioid and Non-Opioid Prescribing” Hal Crossley, DDS, PhD

  • Fri, Feb 19, 2021 | 9:00 AM - Fri, Feb 19, 2021 | 11:00 AM
  • Contact: Erin Matlock
  • Email: ematlock@nvds.org
  • Phone: 703/642-5297


 Registration is closed.
Please contact the NVDS Central Office with any questions.

“Opioid Use, Misuse, Abuse and Addiction: Appropriate Opioid and Non-Opioid Prescribing”
Hal Crossley, DDS, PhD 

  • Preregistration is required
  • All registrations will be confirmed by email
  • GoToWebinar log-in information will be sent by email within three(3) business days
  • Each registrant must have a unique email address
  • Attendees will receive their CE certificate by email three(3) business days after the webinar
  • The webinar will be recorded and available on demand for credit in the Member Resources section of the NVDS website after the event on Monday, February 22, 2021


This two-hour Live Webinar Lecture will discuss the addictive nature, abuse, and proper prescribing of opioids in a dental practice. For centuries opioids have been used to control pain and suffering, but at what cost to us, our families, and our dental practices? What are our alternatives for controlling post-operative pain? 

Course Objectives:

How to combine analgesics to maximize post-operative pain control
Appropriate clinical use of the opioid and non-opioid analgesics
What you need to know when prescribing opioid analgesics
What a PDMP is and the regulations for using the PDMP in Virginia
Dr. Harold L. Crossley 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 was later awarded the Master of Science (1970) and Doctorate degrees (1972) in Pharmacology. The University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore awarded Dr. Crossley the DDS degree in 1980. Dr. Crossley has co-authored several articles and four books dealing with a variety of topics within the field of pharmacology. Drawing on a 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.

The Northern Virginia Dental Society 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. See each course description for the number of continuing education credits designated by the Northern Virginia Dental Society.