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  • Diagnostic Signs of Abuse
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Maltreatment: Ch...
  • Controlled substance misuse risk assessment and ...
  • Carious lesion remineralizing potential of fluor...
  • Tobacco-use patterns and self-reported oral heal...
  • It's a Business --Getting Paid
  • Dental Instrument Cleanliness


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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Carious lesion remineralizing potential of fluoride- and calcium-containing toothpastes (May 2019 Article 2)

JADA May 2019

Background: The authors conducted a laboratory study to determine the carious lesion remineralization and fluoridation potential of fluoride (F)- and calcium-containing toothpastes.

Key Words: Carious lesion; remineralization; fluoride; calcium; laboratory testing; dentifrices; toothpastes.


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Tobacco-use patterns and self-reported oral health outcomes: A cross-sectional assessment of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health study, 2013-2014 (May 2019 Article 1)

JADA May 2019

Background: Few studies consider simultaneously the oral health implications of nontraditional tobacco products and tobacco-use patterns. The authors aimed to evaluate self-reported gingival disease among cigarette smokers and users of other types of tobacco products.

Key Words: Alternative tobacco products; polytobacco use; periodontal health; gingivitis.


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It's a Business --Getting Paid

This eLearning course is a recording from 2018 Children's Airway Health - A Practical Conference

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the clinician’s role in inquiriying about snoring during routine health maintenance visits
  2. Learn about polysomnography and alternative tests for determining OSA
  3. Discuss treatment options for different patients with OSA and patient referrals


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Dental Instrument Cleanliness

Can a dental instrument be sterile but dirty? When it comes to reprocessing of dental instruments, how clean is clean enough? Does the cleanliness of an instrument affect its ability to be sterilized? What is a single-use instrument? What does the Food and Drug Administration consider to be a validated cleaning process? This course will examine these other issues concerning the cleanliness of dental instruments, including American Dental Association laboratory research on cleanliness.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the difference between clean and sterile

  • Describe how instrument cleanliness affects its ability to be sterilized

  • Determine how clean is clean enough for dental instruments


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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. 

 


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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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