As much as
75% of physical abuse involves injuries to the head, face or neck. As such, dental
care providers often see the clinical conditions related to violence or abuse in children, adults and the geriatric population.
For example, routine conditions such as untreated decay, facial pain, lesions
in the mouth, new and old facial bruises or facial lacerations may at times be
related to physical abuse or violence.
Dental and oral health professionals can play an important role in stopping cycles of abuse by identifying victims of abuse/violence and providing much-needed interventions to address this global public health epidemic.
Join us for this free webinar to learn more about the prevalence of this issue and how you can utilize a diagnostic tool to help identify signs of violence abuse in your patients. This is the first in a two-part webinar series. Save the date for the follow-up webinar on Oct. 30, 2018. We’ll discuss ways to integrate violence and abuse interventions into dental curricula.
- Examine the prevalence and impact of violence and abuse particularly as it relates to oral health.
- Assess the importance of the dental provider in identifying and improving outcomes for victims of violence and abuse.
- Utilize a diagnostic tool to identify patients who frequent the office to determine if their injuries are due to violence and abuse exposure.
The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by Oct. 30, 2021. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.
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.
The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.
All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.