Recognizing and Responding to Relationship Violence in the Dental Setting

CE Credits
1 hour

As health care providers, oral health professionals often encounter patients who may be experiencing relationship violence. This webinar, created in partnership with Give Back a Smile, will provide participants with the knowledge and tools to identify signs, communicate sensitively, and offer resources to those in need during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Through patient stories and examples, the webinar will also shed light on how relationship violence affects oral health and overall well-being.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify resources and tools to help oral health professionals recognize signs of violence and communicate sensitively with patients.
  • Recognize the value of—strategies for—implementing and providing trauma-informed dental care to patients.
  • Discuss examples of how relationship violence affects oral health and overall well-being. 

Moderator & Presenter

Lisa Fitch, CAE, Director, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation


Sheela Raja, PhD, Professor and Clinical Psychologist, Director of College of Dentistry Resilience Center, Colleges of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Illinois Chicago

This webinar will be recorded.




CareQuest Institute for Oral Health 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. CareQuest Institute for Oral Health designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.

All participating instructors in this program have disclosed that they have the following financial arrangement or affiliation with the listed persons or entity(ies) offering financial support, products, and/or services mentioned or related to the content of this program/activity. 

Lisa Fitch, CAE 
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation