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Oral health professionals need to be aware of the symptoms of domestic violence and understand how to effectively assist victims.


After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Define the “ask, validate, document, and refer/report if required by law” model for inquiring about domestic violence.
  2. Identify common signs of overall abuse and abuse specific to the head and neck region.
  3. Discuss the role of the dental hygienist in ensuring dental appointments are as stress-free as possible.

This course was published in the March 2015 issue and expires March 31, 2018. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated. 

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Belmont Business Media is an ADA CERP-recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at Belmont Business Media Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. Provider ID 317924
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