To create an atmosphere of understanding in Dentistry and other professional communities which will result in the prevention of abuse and neglect through early identification and appropriate intervention for those who have been abused or neglected.
Mid-Atlantic P.A.N.D.A. (Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness) is an educational program designed to train dentists, dental hygienists and other professionals to recognize and report or refer suspected cases of abuse and neglect in Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.
Mid-Atlantic P.A.N.D.A. focuses on:
- Child abuse & neglect
- Intimate Partner Violence
- Vulnerable Adults
- Human Trafficking