Understanding and Providing Trauma-Informed Oral Health Care

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Course Description

This course will explore practical ways that providers can implement trauma-informed strategies in their oral health practice. We will discuss how trauma history can impact engagement in oral health care, the benefits of a universal approach to trauma precautions, and strategies to sensitively interact with trauma survivors.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize how historically underrepresented and marginalized populations may be impacted by violence and trauma.  
  • Discuss how trauma and toxic stress are related to high-risk coping and health outcomes.
  • Explain at least one strategy to employ when interacting with a trauma survivor in an oral health setting.
  • Apply universal trauma precautions to clinical situations.
Course Length
60 minutes
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