This CE webinar is designed to educate dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and others about the problems of child abuse and neglect, bullying, intimate partner violence, elder abuse and neglect, and human trafficking.
At the completion of this CE webinar, participants will be able to:
• Describe the background, effects and risk factors of abuse, bullying, and neglect on children, vulnerable adults, elderly, intimate partners and victims of human trafficking.
• Distinguish the physical findings that may be mistaken for abuse including injuries occurring from accidents, genetic and acquired conditions, infections, and cultural practices.
• Explain oral health professionals’ ethical and legal responsibilities regarding reporting abuse and neglect, implementing appropriate screening questions, and eliminating reporting barriers.
• Identify appropriate local and national agencies to report abuse and neglect.
The Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners has approved the Mid-Atlantic P.A.N.D.A. course to fulfill the required 2 CE credits on abuse and neglect prevention needed every other license renewal cycle for Maryland licensed dentists and dental hygienists. Maryland licensed dentists and dental hygienists must complete both Part I and Part II of the course to earn the 2 CE credits.
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