Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting for Dental Professionals

Presented by legal, dental and children & youth professionals

Act 31 mandated that all health-related licensees applying for the renewal of a license issued by the State Board of Dentistry are required to complete at least 2 hours of Board-approved continuing education (CE) in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of renewal. For the dental profession that means that dentists, hygienists and EFDAs need two hours of Department of Human Services (DHS) and State Board of Dentistry approved CE in child abuse recognition and reporting every relicensure period.

PDA's in-person program, Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting for Dental Professionals, is approved by DHS and the PA State Board of Dentistry and will fulfill Act 31 mandatory CE requirements for licensed dental professionals (dentists, hygienists and EFDAs). PDA’s program is custom designed for dental professionals and offers two CE credits that can be applied toward the hours you need to renew your dental license. 
Upon completion of the course, the participant will:
  • Understand categories of child abuse as defined by the Child Protective Services Law.
  • Recognize universal child abuse indicators.
  • Recognize clinical and intraoral pathologies of physical and sexual abuse.
  • Understand the legal responsibilities as mandated reporters.
  • Know when, how and where to report suspected abuse, and what happens after a report is made.
  • Understand the protections for reporters and penalties for failure to report.
PDA’s program will fulfill the 2 hour training requirement and count toward the CE credit hours you need to renew your dental license in March 2017.


Greater Philadelphia

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Philadelphia Hilton City Avenue Hotel
Click here for registration information 
Contact: Teresa Ravert, Philadelphia County Dental Society at