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Diagnostic Signs of Abuse
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Dental professionals may be the first or only point of contact for domestic violence victims in a health care setting and since as much as 75% of physical abuse involves injuries to the head, face, or neck areas, they may be the most capable of recognizing the signs of abuse. This webinar will provide guidance to the dental professionals to evaluate signs of suspected abuse and neglect. Actual cases will be provided as visual examples to help the dental team make a differential diagnosis before reporting suspected abuse to social services.

  Learning Objectives:

  • Define abuse and neglect
  • Describe the differences between inflicted injuries and accidental injuries
  • Identify the professional team’s role in reporting suspected cases of abuse and neglect

Warning:This program contains discussion and graphic representation of violence that may be disturbing to some participants. Viewer discretion is advised.

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