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SAFEGUARDING DENTAL PRACTICES:
Addressing Violence in the Workplace

Free dental continuing education course hosted by Dental CE Academy

Live interactive and On Demand Dental CE Webinar

Scroll below for course description and schedule of upcoming dates

TITLE:  SAFEGUARDING DENTAL PRACTICES -  ADDRESSING VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

COURSE FEE:  Complimentary Access

CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

DURATION: 1 hour

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  550 Human Relations

CE SUPPORTER: A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Preparation Training

MODE: Electronically Mediated | On Demand CE Webinar | Recorded April 22, 2024. Review April 22, 2025

SPEAKER: Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS  (Bio below)

AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED:  Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Watch the above recorded lecture. Do not fast forward, you may pause and resume at your own pace.

  2. Tap Here and Download the Handout

  3. Tap Here and Complete the Quiz for CE Credit

  4. Tap Here to request assistance with CE credit 

  5. CE credit verification will be sent to you from Dental CE Academy, ondemandce@dentalcenow.com within 15 minutes of successful completion.

DESCRIPTION: Violence in the workplace is a concerning issue that can impact any profession, including dentistry. This webinar aims to equip dental professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to identify, and effectively respond to violence within their practices. Resources will be discussed for attendees to gain further training into creating a safe and secure environment for both staff and patients.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Recognize the various forms of violence that can occur within a dental practice, including verbal, physical, and psychological.

  • Understand the potential risk factors and triggers that may lead to violence in the dental workplace.

  • Implement proactive measures to prevent violence, including staff training, effective communication strategies, and establishing clear policies and procedures.

  • Understand legal and ethical considerations surrounding workplace violence, including reporting obligations and liability issues.

  • Explore resources and support networks available for dental professionals dealing with workplace violence incidents.

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Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS

Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy administered by Virtual Dontics® Education LLC. She completed dental school training at the University of California, San Francisco; during the height of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. Dr. Roling is a public health dentist, credited as an early pioneer of Teledentistry. 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 also held the position as 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 U.S. public health department. As a mobile dental provider, she commanded a large teledentistry practice to treat homebound geriatric patients. She is a recipient of the Pediatric Oral Health Access Program (POHAP) scholarship and provided dental services pro bono to at risk infants and foster children. She has completed certification through the American Dental Education Association in conjunction with the Academy of Academy Leadership and Institute for Allied Health Educators "Advances in Educational Methodology." Her career has been featured in the Arizona Dental Association's Journal Inscriptions, and In 2017 she was published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, followed by a feature interview in 2018 by National Public Radio highlighting the challenges of geriatric dentistry.  

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.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: This course is supported by A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Program. The speaker, Dr. Kirsten Roling is the Chief Education Officer and employee of Dental CE Academy. She declares no financial relationship with the sponsor. She has not received a speaker's honorarium.  No corporate entity has contributed or influenced the content for this course.  For written documentation contact support@dentalcenow.com.

 

DENTAL CE ACADEMY DISCLOSURE: The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these live and recorded presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Dental CE Academy.  Dental CE Academy assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers. Any suggested protocols for treatment, materials, or services may be based up on the speakers' own clinican experience and should not be construed as Dental CE Academy recommended or endorsed. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to new interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry.  Dental CE Academy appreciates its educators who share their knowledge and expertise. This level of dedication to dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding. 

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