February 21, 2024 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Central Time
Registration closes 2/21 at 5:15 pm CT
Speakers: Denise M. Messina, MDH, BS, RDH, and Bridget M. Wright, MACPR, BSDH, EFDA
Free for ADHA Members/Subscribers through a generous sponsorship from Philips, in support of National Children's Dental Health Month 2024.
Understanding your role in supporting survivors of abuse and being equipped with resources to help and identify victims, can make a huge difference in the lives of your patients. Join us for this important webinar to learn more about the physical, behavioral, and emotional indicators of child and elder abuse or neglect.
Your faculty will also highlight the characteristics typically presented by parents or caregivers that may lead dental team members to suspect abuse. You’ll cover case studies that offer practical insights into identifying potential abuse and neglect, and we’ll give you federal and regional resources that can assist you in providing support to the survivor. Additionally, the faculty will present risk factors and indicators for identifying suspected human trafficking victims in your community.
(Trigger Warning: Some material in this course may involve content that may be triggering to some attendees. If needed, please take care of yourself during the presentation.)
- Recognize the signs of child and elder abuse and
- Examine the signs of human trafficking and other types
of family violence.
- Identify the role of the oral health professional in
legal reporting and providing support for the survivor
Denise M. Messina, MDH, BS, RDH is an Assistant
Professor - Clinical at The Ohio State University, Division of Dental Hygiene in Columbus, OH where she teaches dental hygiene undergraduate, graduate and dental students. She is the course director for Oral Radiology, Contemporary Issues in Dental Hygiene, Oral Health and Disease Prevention, Care for Patients with Special Needs and Practice Management. She also cares for patients one day/week at the OSU Dental Faculty Practice. Prior to Ohio State, she taught dental hygiene for 22 years at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH and spent 30 years in private clinical practice.
Bridget M. Wright, MACPR, BSDH, EFDA is an assistant clinical professor at The Ohio State University, Division of Dental Hygiene in Columbus, OH where she teaches dental hygiene and expanded functions dental auxiliary students. She is the course director for Dental Anatomy and Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary courses. Prior to joining the faculty, she practiced as a dental hygienist and EFDA. Currently, she provides care for patients in the Dental Oncology Clinic at OSU one day per week.
1.0 LIVE/Interactive CE offered for those in attendance. Certificates will be available under the "Completed" tab in your CE Smart Learning Center immediately following the event.
For those who cannot attend live, the recording will be automatically available in your CE Smart Learning Center within 24 hours post-event. 1.0 CE can be earned after successful completion of a post-test.