April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted on 04/04/2018


The ADA News (4/2, Manchir) reported that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which provides “an opportunity for dental professionals to reflect on their role in recognizing abuse or neglect.” Children who have been abused may have “head, neck and oral injuries,” which places dentists in a unique position to identify child abuse and neglect. Dental professionals across the country are “mandated reporters of child abuse.”

You can learn more about your role and responsibilities on this matter through an on-demand, no cost online course from the Mid-Atlantic Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness Coalition.