Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Identify the possible signs and symptoms of child maltreatment as they might present in the context of dental health care.
  • Develop strategies for gathering facts from the child if appropriate.
  • Recognize legal obligations of dental professionals to document and report suspected child maltreatment.
  • Identify the treatment that dentists should provide to children believed to be the victims of maltreatment.
  • Recognize ways the dental profession can help reduce child maltreatment.