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Continuing Dental Education

Suicide Prevention for Dental Professionals – live webinar

Marny Lombard, MFA

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This course is designed for the dental team, and to fulfill the 3-hour required training for Washington State dentists and dental hygienists.

This one is just UW CDE! Please register through our website!


Course Description

Many of us have confided in others during dark times, and vice versa. But it can feel awkward, if not downright frightening, not knowing what to do when a loved one or a peer shows suicide warning signs. Developed by Forefront, the five simple and effective Forefront Suicide Prevention LEARN® steps empower individuals to help others move in the direction of hope, recovery, and survival. This training, the Advanced LEARN Saves Lives for Dental Professionals, includes discussion of protective and risk factors, the emergence of suicidal ideation, the importance of frank conversation about suicide and means safety, and using the LEARN skills in the setting of a dental practice. Participants have an important opportunity to practice the LEARN skills.


MARNY LOMBARD is on the training team at Forefront Suicide Prevention Center of Excellence, Part of the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. She came into the field after her son died by suicide in 2013. She has worked in Forefront’s higher education initiatives, on Safer Homes, Suicide Aware, and on the development of LEARN. Her interests include seeking effective ways to communicate with men about depression, and tactics to build help-seeking behavior. Marny’s background is in print journalism and magazine editing.

Established in 2013, Forefront Suicide Prevention is a leader in advocating for policy changes and disseminating evidence-based approaches to suicide prevention in Washington state and beyond. Its mission is to educate and empower individuals and communities to improve mental health services and suicide prevention policy. The organization supports the training of health care professionals who assess, manage and treat those at risk for suicide, and encourages the news media to report responsibly on suicide and mental health issues.

Course Logistics

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Live Webinar

This course is designed for the dental team, and to fulfill the 3-hour required training for Washington State dentists and dental hygienists.

Lecture: 9:00am – 12:00pm Pacific time

$80/Dental Alumni Member

* The lecture portion of this course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.

3 hours


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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.