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The rate of child abuse and neglect cases per population totals decreased since the mid 1990s ... but!

Abstract

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.

Authors

Waldman HB, Perlman SP

Institution

Dental Health Services, Department of General Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine SUNY, Stony Brook, NY, USA.

Source

ASDC journal of dentistry for children 69:3 pg 314-8, 236

MeSH

Adolescent
Child
Child Abuse
Child Abuse, Sexual
Cost of Illness
Dental Care for Children
Dentists
Domestic Violence
Ethnic Groups
Female
Humans
Male
Mandatory Reporting
United States

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12613319