Dr. Raja lead author for JADA’s March cover story
Posted on 3/5/2014

The cover story for the March 2014 edition of Journal of American Dental Association (JADA) is “Treating patients with traumatic life experiences” by Dr. Sheela Raja, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry; Michelle Hoersch, MS; Chelsea F. Rajagopqalan, BA; and Dr. Priscilla Chang, Clinical Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry.

The piece provides dentists a framework for sensitively treating patients who have survived traumatic events (including, but not limited to, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse and combat). Included is an exploration traumatic events influence on how a person experiences oral health care and how trauma can interfere with engaging in preventative care.

More information is available at http://jada.ada.org/content/145/3/238.