1310 - The Dental Team's Role in Identifying and Preventing Family Violence

Author/Editor: Lynn Douglas Mouden, DDS, MPH, FICD, FACD

Abuse and neglect are growing at ever–increasing rates in the United States. It is not only within the purview of dental practice to identify and report suspected cases, it also is required under state law. An appropriate child abuse and neglect protocol in the dental office may be the best defense for children in these unfortunate situations. Be aware of warning signs, know what to consider when an injury is identified, and know how to report suspected cases.

CE Credits: 3
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: Currently Under Review


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