Dental Team CARE (Child Abuse Recognition & Education)

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presenters: Steve Kairys, MD, MPH, FAAP Chair of Pediatrics, Jersey Shore Medical Center & Sam Wakim, DMD, MPH, Chief Dental Officer, Zufall Health Center

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The overall learning objectives are for the participants to:

  • Recognize signs and behavioral indicators of abuse and neglect
  • Describe the prevalence of child abuse and neglect nationally and in NJ
  • Know the facial and oral injuries associated with child abuse
  • Understand when dental diseases may indicate care giver neglect or child abuse
  • Explain when and how to report child abuse according to NJ law
  • Develop an office protocol for handling suspected child abuse and neglect
  • Understand the role of the Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P) in protecting children and families at risk


This Presentation is a collaboration between the Oral Health and Child Abuse and Neglect prevention teams of NJ Chapter- American Academy of Pediatrics and is funded by the Horizon Foundation of New Jersey.

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