Abuse Regulations for the Dental Team: The Impact of COVID-19

Date: Friday, December 6, 2024
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Online (Webex Webinar)

Dentists: $98.00
Team Member: $55.00


2 CDE credit hours

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry designated this activity for 2 Continuing Dental Education hours.

Target Audience:  Dental Team
Presented by:

Christine Wisnom, CDA, RN, BSN

Conflict of Interest: Nothing to disclose. 


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Speaker Biography

C. Wisnom 20201Christine Wisnom, CDA, RN, BSN, is a faculty member in the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where she serves as a Speaker and Site Administrator for the Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center. She is a private Infection Control Consultant with 25 years of experience, providing training and compliance analysis on a variety of regulatory topics including: The CDC Guidelines, OSHA, HIPAA and Abuse and Neglect. She is an Academy of General Dentistry approved provider.  

Course Description

The program reviews the Maryland regulations regarding abuse and neglect. The dramatic increase in the use of alcohol and drugs, resulting in escalating cases of abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. The signs, symptoms and oral manifestations of domestic abuse; as well as the timeframe, hotlines and required reporting forms are presented. Screening questions are provided to enable practitioners to evaluate clients suspected or identified as suffering from abuse. This situation reinforces our legal and ethical responsibilities to our patients, to remain vigilant, and report suspected or identified cases of abuse and neglect.  This course fulfills CDE requirements for Preventing  Abuse and Neglect as it relates to Maryland law,  which must be completed every other renewal cycle for re-licensure.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this program, the attendee will:

  • Comprehend the Ethical and Legal guidelines for reporting abuse and neglect
  • Understand the impact of COVID-19 on the escalating cases of abuse
  • Incorporate the resources provided into their Standard of Care
  • Increase their vigilance and reporting for suspected or identified cases of abuse and neglect

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