Meeting Archive:
Webinar: Diagnostic Signs of Abuse

Meeting Description:
Dental professionals may be the first or only point of contact for domestic violence victims in a health care setting and since as much as 75% of physical abuse involves injuries to the head , face, or neck areas, they may be the most capable of recognizing the signs of abuse. This webinar will provide guidance to the dental professionals to evaluate signs of suspected abuse and neglect. Actual cases will be provided as visual examples to help the dental team make a differential diagnosis before reporting suspected abuse to social services. 
Date: Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM CDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention
 Presenter Information
Lawrence A. Dobrin, DMD, DABFO
Speaker Photo

Dr. Lawrence Dobrin is the Chief Forensic Dentist for the five boroughs of New York City, Office of Chief Medical Examiner. He is a forensic dental consultant to the Regional Medical Examiner of the State of New Jersey. He is the forensic dentist for the County of Rockland, NY, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and a consultant for the Philadelphia Medical Examiner. Dr. Dobrin is also a member of the Federal Disaster Mortuary Response Team-Region 2, and the Forensic Dental Director of the Regional Mass Fatality Response System. 
Dr. Dobrin is an Associate Professor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry. He provides courtroom testimony as an expert in child abuse cases and in forensic odontology. He is the Director of Dental Operations on the Medical Examiner Special Operations Response Team for NYC. Dr. Dobrin is an Honorary Police Surgeon for the NYPD since 2001.  He maintains a private dental practice in Roselle Park, NJ.