Dentist: Family Violence:Implications for Connecticut Dental Patients and Practice, 2e

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About Course #L0952
 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 Connecticut 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 his master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina. After 16 years in private practice, 8 years with the Missouri Department of Health, and 12 years as the director of the Arkansas Office of Oral Health, Dr. Mouden became the Chief Dental Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a position from which he recently retired. He holds faculty appointments at the UMKC School of Dentistry and the College of Dentistry of the University of Tennessee, as well as three faculty appointments at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in the colleges of Medicine, Public Health, and Health Professions.

Dr. Mouden serves as the American Dental Association’s national spokesperson on family violence prevention and was a consultant to the Children’s Dental Health Project. He is a founder of the Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness (P.A.N.D.A.) program and developed the P.A.N.D.A. educational programs. For his efforts in family violence prevention and oral health advocacy, Dr. Mouden received the Missouri Dental Association’s Dentist of the Year and Distinguished Service awards. He has also received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the Chief Dental Officer Exemplary Service Award from the U.S. Public Health Service.

Course Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools' policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.



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