Dental Hygienist: Family Violence:Implications for Maryland Dental Patients and Practice, 2e

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About Course #L0954
Review Date: January 1, 2020
Expiration Date: January 1, 2023


Members of the dental team must become more aware of the problem of family violence to help prevent abuse and neglect. Clinical protocols can easily be modified to include identification and intervention for cases of suspected abuse and neglect. By applying the knowledge of symptomatology obtained in this basic-level course and providing appropriate intervention, every member of the dental team can help stem the epidemic of family violence.


AGD Subject Code: 156


Course Objectives
  • Discuss the demographics, contributing factors, and reporting protocols of child abuse and neglect.
  • Discuss the demographics, contributing factors, and reporting protocols of intimate partner violence.
  • Discuss the demographics, contributing factors, and reporting protocols of disabled persons abuse.
  • Discuss the demographics, contributing factors, and reporting protocols of elder abuse and neglect.
  • Differentiate the physical signs of family violence from accidental injuries or other physical conditions.
  • Describe education and prevention efforts to combat family violence.
  • Explain the Maryland state laws and regulations governing the roles and responsibilities of dental professionals on issues of child abuse and maltreatment.

About the Author(s)
Lynn Douglas Mouden, DDS, MPH, FICD, FACD, is an internationally recognized author and lecturer on the clinical and legal aspects of family violence prevention and oral health advocacy. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas; his DDS, with distinction, from the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC); and

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