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Do Dental Students Know About Elder Abuse and Neglect?


Background/Objective: Elder abuse and neglect (EAN) occurs when intentional actions cause harm or create a serious risk to adults >65 years of age by a care giver or other person who stands in a trusted guardian relationship to the elder. In the state of California, dental professionals are mandated reporters for addressing the issues of abuse and neglect in their geriatric patient pool. Approximately 75% of all physical domestic violence injuries are related to the head and neck a more...
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