Child Abuse and Neglect: What Every Dentist Needs to Know

May. 7, 2020 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Subject: 430 – Pediatric Dentistry
Subject: 155 - Child Abuse Identification and Reporting 
Credits: 1.5
Audience: Dentists, Dental Staff, Students, Residents
Fee: Free

This course will provide information regarding the oral and dental aspects of child abuse and neglect and will review recommendations put forth by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Attendees will learn how to recognize oral and facial injuries as well as other signs of abuse and neglect in children, and special focus will be given to documentation of and reporting suspected abuse and neglect.

Learning Objectives 

• Define various types and learn how to recognize signs of child abuse and neglect, including oral and facial injuries.
• Discuss the ramifications, epidemiology and causes of child abuse and neglect.
• Discuss documentation and report of abuse and neglect.
• Discuss bullying and its impact on children’s health.
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