The dentist can play an important role in identifying child neglect and abuse. 65% of injuries in abuse are to the head or mouth areas.
Dentist offices are a safe place that everyone should regularly visit, so it’s an important opportunity for dental staff to notice red flags. With proper training, dentists are a powerful tool to help stop abuse and neglect.
Signs Dental Professionals Look For:
- Injuries do not match explanation.
- Social temperament and reactions seem off.
- Signs of neglect like malnutrition and lack of cleanliness.
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