10th Annual John Mink Legacy Conference: Child Advocacy and the Role of the Dental Professional (Nov 2021)

Begin Date: 
Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Lexington, KY




Schedule: 8:30 am ET, In-person registration; 8:45 am ET, Online Registration; and Course: 9 am-4 pm ET
CE Credit: 5.75 credit hours
In-Person Location: University of Kentucky, Charles T. Wethington Building/Health Sciences Building, Room 127, 900 South Limestone, Lexington, KY
Distance Location(s): Via Zoom Webinar
Meeting Day Details for In-Person and Zoom: An email will be sent on the Wednesday before the meeting between 4-5pm.
Parking: UK Chandler Hospital Parking Garage, 110 Transcript Street (Corner of South Limestone and Transcript Street-enter the garage on Transcript Street). See map (PDF)
Speaker: Colleen Greene, DMD, MPH 
Educational Training Methods: Live Lecture and PowerPoint Presentation
Registration Fees: (Continental breakfast and box lunch included with in-person registration.)

  In-person Zoom
Dentist $265 $265
Auxiliary  $150 $150
Residents $25 No Charge

Intended Audience: This course is appropriate for general dentists, pediatric dentists, dental hygienists and dental team members.
In-person Registration Deadline: Friday, November 5 at noon
Online Registration Deadline: Register online prior to the meeting. 
Questions: Pam Calvert, Program Coordinator (859) 323-8187  pam.calvert@uky.edu  or  Meagan Castro, Staff Assistant (859) 323-8155 meagan.castro@uky.edu  

Program Description  

Dental professionals play a critical role in supporting child well-being as mandated reporters, clinicians and advocates. This course will build confidence, courage and compassion in triaging sensitive cases that are concerning for child endangerment. By learning more about the structure of and trends in the child welfare system, dental professionals will more effectively protect children at risk for maltreatment. Through case examples, historical perspectives and evidence-based policies, attendees will be equipped to address child maltreatment and engage with meaningful prevention efforts.


  • Differentiate cases of suspected neglect and abuse and confidently triage whether to report concerns.
  • Understand the history, structure and trends of the U.S. child welfare system.
  • Compare policies and programs to prevent child endangerment and increase family well-being.
  • Identify opportunities to engage with and advocate for vulnerable children as a dental professional.

Program Agenda

  • 8:30 am: In-person Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:45 am: Online Meeting Room Registration/ Log in
  • 9 am: Morning Presentation
  • 10:15 am: Morning Break
  • 10:30 am: Morning Presentation Continued 
  • 12 pm: Lunch (box lunch provided)
  • 12:45 pm: Afternoon Presentation
  • 2 pm: Afternoon Break
  • 2:15 pm: Afternoon Presentation Continued 
  • 3:30 pm: Q&A
  • 4 pm: Adjournment


GreeneColleen Greene, DMD, MPH
Dr. Greene is a board-certified pediatric dentist and Section Chief of Dentistry at Children’s Wisconsin. She is a full-time faculty member in the pediatric dentistry residency program at Children’s Wisconsin. In 2020 she was elected Vice Chair of the Legislative Advocacy Committee of the Wisconsin Dental Association. She serves on the Political Action Committees of the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American and International Colleges of Dentists. She graduated from Harvard with a DMD and MPH in health management and policy. Prior to dental school she was a high school chemistry teacher in Chicago through Teach for America. She and her husband (Jon) are past licensed foster parents and they have two young children.

Conflicts of Interest 

Our speaker have no proprietary, financial or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service and or company that will be discussed on considered during this presentation. If they do, this has been noted in the promotional material and will be made available to participants at the start of the program. The staff of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry have no relevant financial relationships to disclose pertaining to this course. Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Refund Policy

A full refund, less a $50 processing fee, will be issued for all cancellations prior to the course date. Refunds cannot be given for cancellations on or after the course starting date. Please note that a request must be received via email before a refund may be processed. For virtual classes, registrants may choose to receive a full tuition credit toward another course taken within the academic year.

Cancellation Policy

UK College of Dentistry Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel or modify a course when circumstances warrant, including insufficient enrollment. Dates, faculty or course content will be changed only when unavoidable. If a course has been cancelled, participants will be notified and a refund will be issued. Continuing Dental Education cannot be responsible for non-refundable airfare or other expenses in the event of a course cancellation.


University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UK College of Dentistry’s current term of recognition is May 2019 through December 2023. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/goto/cerp.

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry designates this activity for 5.75 hours of continuing education credits.

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