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Big Spring CE

March 29 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Forensic Dental Identification: The RDH’s Role in Post Mortem And
Identification and Responsibilities in Ante mortem Record Keeping


Elder Mistreatment

Presented by Kimberly Erdman, RDH, PHDHP, MSDH


Kimberly Erdman, RDH, PHDHP, MSDH practiced clinical hygiene as a government contractor for the U.S. Navy. She has 10 years of experience as a forensic odontology technician at the Charles E. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs. Currently, she is dental hygiene director at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA.

Forensics Abstract/Description

The American Society of Forensic Odontology and American Board of Forensic Odontology recognize the valuable role dental hygienists play as part of forensic odontology teams. The most important role a clinical hygienists play in forensics is during recall appointments, while the patient is alive–through dedication to highest quality documentation. Kimberly has 10 years of experience in mortuary affairs; listen as she shares experiences in this jam-packed presentation, featuring examples of poor documentation. Learn the difficulties she faces with private offices that contributes to ID delays. Refresh your skills on documentation, lesion description, diagnostic radiograph placement and retakes and participate in mock-identifications.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the dental hygienist’s contribution to a forensic dental team

Describe the challenges forensic teams encounter with dental records and radiographs

Explain the ethical duty and forensic need to maintain adequate dental records and accurate dental charting

Explain the ethical duty and forensic need to retain current and diagnostic radiographs Determine when radiographs should be retaken

List the steps to describe an oral lesion


Course Title:
Recognition and Reporting of Elder Mistreatment

Course objectives:
1) Differentiate between the normal aging process and signs and symptoms of elder abuse

2) Describe the characteristics of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse

3) Define exploitation and how it relates to financial abuse

4) Identify symptoms of elder neglect

5) Identify characteristics of home situations or care givers that make put an older adult at higher risk for mistreatment

6) Recite basic questions that can be utilized to screen for elder mistreatment

7) Define the ethical duty to report suspected mistreatment

8) List procedures involved in reporting elder mistreatment

Please note:
*Participants will be able to download the handouts to their computer, Netbook, or iPad, in a file that
can be printed. No handouts will be available onsite.
*$5 of your registration fee will be donated to TEX Hy-PAC
*$2 of your registration fee will be donated to ADHA IOH

*Cancellations must be made by March 17, 2019 and require a written notice. All refunds are subject to a $25.00 fee. No refunds will be given after March 17, 2019.

No exceptions! A $5 fee will be charged for any changes made to your registration after March 17, 2019. All refunds will be mailed after the CE.

*For more info, contact Hope Garza at ghdhsce@gmail.com


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