April 25, 2020

Act 31 - Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting for Dental Professionals

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
presented by Angela M. Stout, DMD, MPH

2 CE credits required every licensure cycle for dentists, hygienists, EFDAs and recommended for all office personnel
Pricing: $60 for PDA/ADA member dentists; hygienists, assistants and non-licensed personnel; $160 for non-member dentists

Course Description
PDA's program, Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting for Dental Professionals, is approved by the Department of Human Services 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.

ATTENTION: Attendees will be asked to provide their full name, license number, date of birth and the last 4 digits of their social security number at registration. PDA will transmit this information to the state to verify that you completed the course.

About The Speaker


Angela M. Stout, DMD, MPH

Dr. Stout is a pediatric dentist in private practice in Erdenheim, PA, as well as a clinical assistant professor of Pediatric Dentistry at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University. She completed her dental degree in 1993 at Temple University School of Dentistry and a three year pediatric dental residency at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1996. While teaching full-time at University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Stout completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health at University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Stout is a passionate child advocate in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Dr. Stout has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

PDA Public Service Award 
The PDA Annual Awards Committee selected David R. Russell, DMD, as the recipient of the 2015 PDA Public Service Award for establishing a permanent dental clinic to provide comprehensive care for the guests of the Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg. The philosophy of restoration of oral health, function and appearance is a critical component of restoration of the entire self – a core goal of the mission. PDA is proud to recognize Dr. Russell’s efforts on behalf of the underserved population in Central PA.

PDA Recognition Award 
Steven Roland Jefferies, DDS, MS, who holds more than 28 patents will receive the PDA Recognition Award for his research and contributions to the art and science of dentistry. During his 20 year career at DENTSPLY International Dr. Jefferies advanced dentistry through product development. In his second career, spanning more than 40 years, he has contributed to the profession by educating future dental leaders. The PDA Annual Awards Committee is pleased to honor Dr. Jefferies for his contributions to dentistry as a researcher and an educator.