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Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, and Elder Abuse: Know the Basics


Sean Burke, JD

Credit Hours:

1 Hour(s)


This continuing education course will provide information on Domestic Violence, in particular Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Elder Maltreatment (EM), describe victims and perpetrators, and outline the dental professionals’ responsibili...

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This continuing education course will provide information on Domestic Violence, in particular Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Elder Maltreatment (EM), describe victims and perpetrators, and outline the dental professionals’ responsibilities to recognize, report, treat, and prevent such cases. Dental Students: This is part 1 of a 2-part continuing education series. “Child Maltreatment: The Role of a Dental Professional” is the second course. For students taking these courses, both courses should be completed. As healthcare providers, you are obligated to understand these topics and report, as appropriate.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Oct 23, 2019

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  • Course Expiration Date:

    Oct 22, 2022

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • List the types, signs, symptoms, and warning signs of IPV and EM.
  • Better understand the dental professional’s obligations to identify and report IPV and EM.
  • Describe the physical and behavioral characteristics of the victims.
  • Identify various intervention and prevention techniques, including measures that dental professionals can take to prevent further instances of the condition.
  • Understand the complexity and breadth of these problems and how they affect victims, families, and entire communities.


  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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Sean Burke thanks his colleagues at the Minnesota Elder Justice Center and Dr. Amos Deinard and Ms. Marniasha Ginsberg for their work on previous versions of a similar course. He also thanks Ms. Jennifer Rudy for helping review the course and making several significant contributions.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.

Sean Burke


Sean Burke is an attorney at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and the Disability Law Center where he advocates for persons with disabilities and vulnerable adults.  He is also a board member of the Minnesota Elder Justice Center, an organization comm...

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