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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 43

Child abuse: An orodental perspective


1 Department of Periodontics, Madha Dental College and Hospital, Kundrathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Madha Dental College and Hospital, Kundrathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
N Gautham Kumar
Department of Periodontics, Madha Dental College and Hospital, Kundrathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2542-5013.195056

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Violence against children can be physical, mental or sexual in nature and is reported to be rampant in the modern world. The orodental region forms an important target of child abuse, and the dentist must be in a position to diagnose and report signs of child abuse and bring the perpetrators of the crime to justice. This short communication attempts to highlight some of the oro dental aspects of child abuse.


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