The rate of child abuse and neglect cases per population totals decreased since the mid 1990s ... but!
The rate of child abuse and neglect cases per population may have been decreasing, but there have been increases in the actual number of cases. A review of federal reports serves as an alert for dental practitioners to maintain their vigilance as 1) primary care providers of children, and 2) mandated reporters of child abuse.
Dental Health Services, Department of General Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine SUNY, Stony Brook, NY, USA.
SourceASDC journal of dentistry for children 69:3 pg 314-8, 236
Child Abuse, Sexual
Cost of Illness
Dental Care for Children
Pub Type(s)Journal Article