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[Category 1] Dentistry’s Role & Mandates in Abuse Recognition and Domestic Violence Prevention

January 27, 2023 1:30 PM - 09:30 PM (GMT)

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Did you know, dentistry's scope, role & responsibility extends beyond just comparing ante & post mortem x-rays. This course will discuss the importance of all DHCP’s legal role & responsibility to organizations that cover local, provincial, national & international Laws & Acts plus ramifications for not abiding by these governmental and RCDSO Acts. Protocols on the “how to” of releasing DHCP records to the proper authorities in civil, community mass casualty events or criminal cases are key but also knowing who are the ‘proper authorities’?

Most important is the recognition of suspected injuries & patterns in abused & trafficked patients then how to collect evidentiary clinical and/or digitised (recordkeeping) information on suspected victims of abuse or violence. That is as easy as asking 4 simple “Yes’ or ‘No’ questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Attendee discretion is strongly advised due to mature content and graphic material that may be disturbing & upsetting for some viewers.

Program Calendar

January 27th, 2023 - Registration opens 8:30 am

Lecture/Hands-on from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Continental Breakfast and Lunch included

Continuing Education Credits

You will earn 6 Category-1 CE towards RCDSO Quality Assurance Program. AGD PACE & ADA CERP Certification


The session will take place at the new Durban Dental Lab facility in North York. 595a Trethewey Dr. North York, ON M6M 4B8

👉 Here is a glimpse of what you will learn:

✅ Importance what basic medical-dental questions should be asked during all examinations to assist in recognizing suspicious injury patterns of abuse or violence on patients of all ages, then on how to work with multi-disciplinary health care & law enforcement team partners such as emergency room personnel, police, Children's Aid Society workers & other social investigative agencies in civil and criminal cases of victim abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking, mass casualty incidents and homicides.

✅ Importance of Ontario’s and all health care Regulator’s legal & mandated “Duty to Report’ obligations for all health care professionals (HCPs) to recognize key signs of suspected abuse and the consequences / penalties in not reporting your suspicions.

✅ Being familiar & comfortable on how & where to report suspected assault / abuse on victims of all ages, an “office protocol” and safety plan for your patients and staff plus how to legally respond to and releasing your records to any outside authorities.

Edropin Faculty

Dr. Frank Stechey

Dr. Stechey is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (1967) and obtained his DDS at Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry (1971). For over 50 years, he has had keen interests in explaining how all general & specialist dentists can recognise key signs of all traumatic injuries and determine if they are as a result of accidents or violence and how injury patterns can be used to protect all patients. His 40+ years of training and experience in ‘forensics’ have qualified him as a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and a recognized Court expert witness and consultant with investigations covering both civil and criminal cases of: homicides, mass disaster training & response, human trafficking, domestic violence, partner, spousal & senior abuse, but especially child abuse with multi-disciplinary team partners in hospitals, Children's Aid Societies, women’s shelters and police services throughout Ontario and North America. During the World Trade Center terrorist attack in 2001, 256 forensic dentists worked months to identify the victims. Dr. Stechey was the first foreign and only Canadian dentist invited to join New York City’s dental identification team.

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Edropin is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from April 25, 2019 to September 1, 2023. Provider ID# 395924

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