P.A.N.D.A., which stands for Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness, started in Missouri in 1992 to address the lack of child abuse reporting by dental professionals even though between 65-75% of all physical abuse involves injuries to the head, neck, and mouth. This course is designed to educate dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and others about the problems of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse and neglect, and human trafficking. This course aims to teach recognition of the indicators of abuse and neglect, inform about the legal and ethical responsibility in reporting and referring victims, and educate to become knowledgeable to recognize, report and refer.
FEES: $100 MSDA Member Dentist | $75 Hygienist, Assistant, Office Staff | $200 Non-Member Dentist
INSTRUCTOR: Charles Doring, DDS, MAGD