Dentistry's role in the recognition and reporting of domestic violence, abuse, and neglect.

D. R. Senn, J. D. McDowell, M. E. Alder

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Abstract

Domestic violence is epidemic in western society. Child abuse, intimate partner abuse, and elder abuse victims often have signs of injury that are readily visible to dentists. Dentists have a moral and legal obligation to recognize and report suspected abuse. This article offers information and illustrations to assist in diagnosing abuse. Reporting guidelines and legal obligation information sources for every state in the United States are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-363, ix
JournalDental clinics of North America
Volume45
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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