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Oral and dental aspects of child abuse and neglect

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dc.contributor.author Kellogg, N.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-22T14:48:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-22T14:48:23Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Kellogg, N. (2005). Oral and dental aspects of child abuse and neglect. Pediatrics, 116(6), 1565-1568. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/116/6/1565.full.pdf+html
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2001
dc.description.abstract In all 50 states, physicians and dentists are required to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect to social service or law enforcement agencies. The purpose of this report is to review the oral and dental aspects of physical and sexual abuse and dental neglect and the role of physicians and dentists in evaluating such conditions. This report addresses the evaluation of bite marks as well as perioral and intraoral injuries, infections, and diseases that may cause suspicion for child abuse or neglect. Physicians receive minimal training in oral health and dental injury and disease and, thus, may not detect dental aspects of abuse or neglect as readily as they do child abuse and neglect involving other areas of the body. Therefore, physicians and dentists are encouraged to collaborate to increase the prevention, detection, and treatment of these conditions. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pediatrics en_US
dc.subject bitemark en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject physical abuse en_US
dc.subject dental en_US
dc.title Oral and dental aspects of child abuse and neglect en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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