2 CE Units
Abuse represents a spectrum of behavior. It is repetitive in nature and fatal abuse is often preceded by minor manifestations of maltreatment, which could be overlooked by dentists and their staff. Under California law, each person licensed by the Dental Board of California and Dental Hygiene Committee of California is a “mandated reporter” for known or suspected abuse or neglect of a child, elder or dependent adult and incidents of violence. Dentists and their staff must report known or suspected cases to the county department for child protective services in the case of children.
Come hear this informative lecture by Victoria Robinson from the Santa Clara County, Office of the District Attorney. She has all the information the whole team would need to know to pick up on the signs of abuse and she is happy to answer any and all questions on the topic!