Happy New Year! 🎉🎉🎉 Join us for our first Monthly Meeting and CE for 2021!

Topic: The Dental Hygienist’s Role in Family Abuse and Neglect (1.5CE)
Speaker: Amber Lovatos, RDH, BSDH
Date: Tuesday, 1/5
Time: 6:30PM – 9:00PM
Cost: FREE for ADHA Members // $15 for Non-members
Click here to register for our January meeting: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdkzTT1pPi5Ce…/viewform
(*A Zoom meeting link will be sent to your email THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT.)

This continuing education course will provide information on the various types of child and elder abuse and neglect. It will also aid dental professionals in identifying intimate partner abuse. The participant will be provided with descriptions and examples of extra- and intra- oral signs of abuse, as well as outline the dental professionals’ responsibilities in the recognition,
reporting, and management of such cases.The objectives of this course include being able to:
• explain the general, extraoral, and intraoral signs of child abuse and neglect.
• describe the general, extraoral, and intraoral signs of elder abuse and neglect.
• discuss the signs and attitudes of the abuse in an intimate partner abuse and violence situation.
• discuss the role of the dental hygienists in reporting suspected maltreatment of children, elders, and intimate partners

Amber Lovatos, RDH, BSDH is the Clinical Director of Dental Services at TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries, a non-profit medical and dental clinic. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, KIO representative for Crest Oral-B, co-founder of Dental Hygiene Spark, and Government Affairs consultant for MouthWatch, LLC. Her research has focused on all aspects of teledentistry including attitudes and knowledge towards teledentistry, teledentistry application, teledentistry legislation, and teledentistry in dental curriculum. She has presented numerous times, both nationally and locally, on the application of teledentistry and teledentistry legislation. She has also presented on family abuse and neglect. Prior to being the Clinical Dental Director at TOMAGWA she was the Senior Dental Hygiene Clinic Coordinator at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Amber values leadership and organized dentistry. She is a member of ADHA, ADEA, and HDA. Amber has served on the national, state, and local level for the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA). Amber has served as an ADHA delegate for the past three years and served on the ADHA Membership Engagement Committee. She is currently the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Membership Director and the Immediate Past President for the Greater Houston Dental Hygienists’ Association, the largest component in the ADHA. In her free time, Amber enjoys crafting and spending time with her husband and two teenage boys.

Thank you to our January Meeting & CE Sponsors: Crest and Oral-B! See more about them here: https://crest.com/en-us