Star of the North Meeting

Star of the North: April 27-29, 2023

Saint Paul RiverCentre

2023 Sessions

The Star of the North conference offers a wide range of professional development seminars that allow dental professionals to earn CE credits. Click on the buttons below for more detailed information about our speakers and sessions. You may also view our Schedule At A Glance for a more general overview.

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Substance Abuse: What Your Patients and Your Kids Aren’t Telling You

April 29, 2022
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Harold L. Crossley, D.D.S., M.S., Ph. D.

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. What are the synthetic cannabinoids, cathinones, and opiates that are killing our youth? This dynamic and frightening presentation will take you from the streets and into the office to help you identify and manage the substance abusing patient. Discussion includes the sign and symptoms of commonly abused prescription and illicit drugs.

Learning Objectives:
1) Idenitfy the signs and symptoms of commonly abused prescription and illicit drugs in patients and adolescents.
2) Learn what medications to avoid with the suspected drug abusing patient.
3) How to manage the chemically-dependent patient.

Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.

Course Number: F2209

Recommended for

  • Administrative Personnel
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Therapist
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Office Managers
  • Student Dentists

About the speaker

Harold L. Crossley, D.D.S., M.S., Ph. D.

Dr. Crossley is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland Dental School. He has co-authored a number of articles and four books dealing with the field of pharmacology. He has been a consultant to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement agencies since 1974.


Fundamental CE Credits 2.5
Elective CE Credits 0
DANB Credits 0
Core CE Credits 0
Core Topic N/A


Dentist Early Bird Fee $45.00
Staff Early Bird Fee $35.00
Dentist Regular Fee $55.00
Staff Regular Fee $45.00