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  • Diagnostic Signs of Abuse
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Association between a child’s caries experience and the mother’s perception of her child’s oral health status (June 2019 Article 3)

JADA June 2019

Background. Mothers play a primary role in the health of their children. This role may be of particular importance for children in Appalachia who have increased caries relative to children in other regions of the United States. The authors examined the degree to which a child’s caries experience was in concordance with the mother’s perception of the health of her child’s teeth, and how concordance varied by sociodemographic factors.

Key Words. Mother-child relationship; oral health; caries; Appalachia.

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Choice of cement for single-unit crowns: findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (June 2019 Article 2)

JADA June 2019

Background. In this article, the authors present clinical factors associated with the type of cement practitioners use for restoration of single-unit crowns.

Key Words. Resin cements; glass ionomer cements; dental bonding; restorative dentistry; fixed prosthetics; crowns.

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Hospital inpatient admissions for nontraumatic dental conditions among Florida adults, 2006 through 2016 (June 2019 Article 1)

JADA June 2019

Background. In this study, the authors analyzed patterns, trends, and correlates of hospital inpatient admissions for nontraumatic dental conditions (NTDCs) in Florida for the calendar years 2006 through 2016.

Key Words. Hospitalization; inpatients; caries; periapical diseases; periodontal diseases; dental pulp diseases; Florida; hospital charges; emergency service; hospital.

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E-Cigarettes: What are the Facts Behind All that Vapor?

Use of E-cigarette products is at epidemic levels for teens and young adults. The purpose of this webinar is to inform dental providers about the products, trends for use, and health harms and benefits of e-cigarette use. The program will also provide information about the effects of e-cigarette flavors on oral health. Finally, participants will learn about the efforts to address the harms that e-cigarette products pose to young people the first-of-its-kind e-cigarette quit program to address the significant rise in youth vaping.

This is a recording from a 2019 Webinar from ADA's Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention.


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Diagnostic Signs of Abuse

Dental professionals may be the first or only point of contact for domestic violence victims in a health care setting and since as much as 75% of physical abuse involves injuries to the head, face, or neck areas, they may be the most capable of recognizing the signs of abuse. This webinar will provide guidance to the dental professionals to evaluate signs of suspected abuse and neglect. Actual cases will be provided as visual examples to help the dental team make a differential diagnosis before reporting suspected abuse to social services.

  Learning Objectives:

  • Define abuse and neglect
  • Describe the differences between inflicted injuries and accidental injuries
  • Identify the professional team’s role in reporting suspected cases of abuse and neglect

Warning:This program contains discussion and graphic representation of violence that may be disturbing to some participants. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Recognizing and Reporting Child Maltreatment: Child Abuse, Neglect, and Sex Trafficking of Minors

Dentists and other professionals are mandated to report suspected child abuse. Learn how to recognize signs of child abuse and neglect as well as potential indicators of sex trafficking of minors. This session will provide an overview of the child welfare system, child abuse reporting laws, risk factors and research on human trafficking of minors, and the role dentists and other professionals play in the protection of children.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the role of the child welfare system in protecting children
  • Summarize child abuse reporting laws
  • Identify indicators of child maltreatment
  • Give examples of human trafficking of minors
  • Recognize dentists and other professionals’ role in protecting children

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Controlled substance misuse risk assessment and prescription monitoring database use by dentists (May 2019 Article 3)

JADA May 2019

Methods: The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) and the Partners Institutional Review Board approved this study, and we conducted it in collaboration with the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. Involved faculty hold positions at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Participants gave their consent to participate in the study by completing and returning the survey.

Key Words: Opioids; prescription drug monitoring program; Schedule II substances; substance misuse; substance abuse.

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Courses from ADA 2018 Honolulu Now Available

Unable to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting in Honolulu? Not to worry! Select recorded content from ADA 2018 has been added to the CE Online Library. 


About ADA CE Online

ADA's Online CE platform provides trusted education to dental professionals at your convenience.  Our ever-growing catalog of clinical, practice management, and personal development education offers peer-reviewed continuing education credits to fit your resources and schedule.  Credits earned through this platform are maintained for all users in an online transcript that you can access when you need your verification letters.


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The ADA is a CERP Recognized Provider. 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.