Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect

Presented by Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS
July 27, 2020 at 5 - 6 p.m. PDT

Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS

Dr. Kirsten Roling completed dental school training at the University of California, San Francisco; during the height of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic.

Dr. Roling is credited as one of the early pioneers of Teledentistry in 2000 during her time as a rural dentist, in the remote wilderness of the Plumas National Forest.


Her clinical practice spans pediatrics to geriatrics. Previously an Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF; and Public Health Preceptor, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Dr. Roling  held the position of Chief for the Office of Oral Health, Maricopa County, Department of Public Health where she administered the nation's largest pediatric oral health prevention programs for the third largest public health department.


As a  mobile dental provider to home bound geriatric patients, she administered a large teledentistry practice. She is the recipient of the Pediatric Oral Health Access Program scholarship providing dental services to at risk infants and foster children.  Dr. Roling was a prior Subject Matter Review Expert for the American Dental Assistants Association - Continuing Education Program, and completed a program in Advanced Education Methodology through the American Dental Education Association. She is published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, and her career was featured in the Arizona Dental Association Publication "Inscriptions" magazine, as well as National Public Radio.

Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect

1 CEU: Live interactive webinar. 

COST: No charge

PRESENTER: Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS


DESCRIPTION: A webinar developed to assist dental clinicians recognize signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect. Included is the reporting process for mandated reporters.



  • Discuss the history and background of child abuse and neglect.

  • Report the incidence of child abuse and neglect.

  • Identify the problem from a dental provider perspective.

  • Recognize behavioral health issues and effects.

  • Describe the clinician's role in recognizing, reporting, and referring victims.

  • Cite clinical and intra-oral pathology of physical and sexual abuse.

  • Know when, how, where to report suspected abuse.

  • Understand legal responsibilities of mandated reporters.


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Disclosure of Speaker and Faculty Commercial Relationships
According to Dental CE Academy's  Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy, faculty and speakers for any course are expected to disclose any economic support, personal interests, or potential bias that may be perceived as creating a conflict related to the material being presented. Disclosure statements are printed in each course description and announced by moderators or individual speakers at the beginning of each presentation. This policy is intended to alert the audience to any potential bias or conflict so that participants may form their own judgments about the material being presented.

Dr. Kirsten Roling is the CEO and Co-Founder of Dental CE Academy.  Dental CE Academy is a host of continuing education. 

Dr. Roling is not a paid speaker. 

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