Child Abuse: Implications for the Dental Professional

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
CE hours: 2
Tuition: Dentists: $135
               Hygienists, Assistants employed by NYCDS members: $70
               ADHA and NYCHA members: $70
               Hygienists, Assistants employed by other dentists: $80
               Non-ADHA and non-NYCHA members: $80

Call to register:  212-573-8500.

Child abuse and neglect (maltreatment) permeates all ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic segments of society. Hospital studies have shown that between 65-75% of all non-accidental injuries to children involve the head, face, mouth, or neck, suggesting that the dental team may come into contact with a significant number of abused children.
Dentists are obligated to assist these children through proper identification, diagnosis, and reporting suspected cases. This course will present reasons that abuse and neglect can occur, the effects of child maltreatment, and the role of the dental team.
Participants will review the types of abuse, what to look for, and the dental health provider’s role in abuse intervention.

Salim Rayman, AAS, BS, MPA, RDH
Professor and Unit Coordinator of the Hostos Community College Dental Hygiene Department. Hostos is part of The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s leading urban public university. Mr. Rayman is a member of the State Board of Dentistry for The New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions. He continues to practice hygiene in Westchester, NY.