Everyone has a role in preventing child abuse and neglect. In Kentucky, every adult is a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect. Oral health professionals are in a unique position to recognize and report signs of abuse and neglect during their dental exams and procedures as it is estimated over 50% of injuries from child abuse occur on the head and neck. Knowing and recognizing the signs is the first step in helping keep kids safe.

KOHC is continuing our work with Delta Dental of Kentucky to educate oral health professionals about their unique and important role in keeping kids safe. Oral health professionals can access online resources to learn more about this initiative.

October 4th is TEN-4 Day and oral health professionals can join the Face It Movement in keeping kids safe by reviewing the TEN-4 bruising rule and attending a free virtual training course on Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (PAHT).

Register for the free Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma training for dental professionals on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT—CEUs are available for dentists and dental hygienists!