This program will discuss preventing abuse and neglect through dental awareness. This program is sponsored by Delta Dental Plan of New Jersey through its philanthropic arm, the Delta Dental Endowment Association. Reported cases of child abuse and neglect are rising at an alarming rate all over the county. Health Care professionals are mandated by state law to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect. Be able to differentiate accidental injuries from abuse. Learn protocol for knowing when to document and report abuse. Physical and Behavioral indicators will be discussed. Clinical cases will be presented.
THIS COURSE IS NY STATE APPROVED AS BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT TRAINING COURSE.
There is an extremely low reporting rate of child abuse by the dental community and
this program is designed to promote awareness.
Course Outline & Learning Objectives:
* Overview of what encompasses child abuse
* Physical indicators of child abuse
* Behavioral Indicators of Child Abuse
* Review of New Jersey’s Child Protection Law
* How to Report Suspected Child Abuse
* Review of Immunity from Civil or Criminal Liability
Credits: 3 CEU’s [AGD Code # 155]
Instructor: Dr. Lawrence A Dobrin is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Dental School. He is also a visiting associate professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Dobrin is a member of the New Jersey Dental Association, the Union County Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the New Jersey Pediatric Dental Association, and he is a fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Dobrin also serves as the Chief Forensic Dentist for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner of New York City. He is also a consultant to the Union County Medical Examiner and the Regional Medical Examiner in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Dobrin’s involvement in academic dentistry affords him the opportunities for the newest techniques in modern dentistry. Dr. Dobrin is a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Odontology.