On Demand Continuing Education

“Opioid Use, Misuse, Abuse and Addiction:
Appropriate Opioid and Non-Opioid Prescribing”
recorded Friday, February 19, 2021
2 CE Credit Hours
This course will fulfill the VA Board of Dentistry’s requirement of 2 CE hours on pain management

Register and Watch
Watch On-Demand until 3/24/21

NVDS Member Dentist – $50.00
VDA/ADA Member – $75.00
Member’s Auxiliary/Office Staff – $35.00 each
Non-ADA Member – $250.00

Registration is required for this on-demand webinar. Please use the Register and Watch link above and you will be immediately entered into the on demand viewing.

Within two business days  of viewing the entire seminar on demand, an invoice for the registration fee (listed above) will be sent to the email that was used in the registration. Within two business days of payment in full, a CE certificate with the course completion code will be sent to the registration email. Only one CE certificate per registration. 

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Matlock at ematlock@nvds.org or 703/642-5298.

Thank you to our sponsors!
Health Pro Realty Group 
Brian Perry 973/668-9808 bperry@hprgrealty.com
State Farm Insurance-Kurt Sayce Ins Agency Inc 
Kurt Sayce 703/448-0010 kurt.sayce.fc1t@statefarm.com
Sandy Spring Bank 
Michael Vandergrift 703/817-6498 MVandergrift@SandySpringBank.com



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.