Acknowledgement and Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect in Dentist Perspective

  • Nayira Johar PG student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer, Dental College, and Research Center, Moradabad, U.P, India.
  • M. K. Sunil Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer, Dental College, and Research Center, Moradabad, U.P, India.
  • Upender Malik Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer, Dental College, and Research Center, Moradabad, U.P, India.
  • Surangama Lehri PG student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer, Dental College, and Research Center, Moradabad, U.P, India.
  • Nida Shreen PG Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College, and Research Center, Moradabad, U.P, India.
Keywords: Child Abuse, Acknowledgement, Dentist Perspective, Neglect.

Abstract

Child abuse or neglect comprises all forms of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, bullying, and cyberbullying, exploitation, child labour, trafficking, and other digital forms of exploitation which is potentially harmful to child development and health. In case of abuse injuries in the orofacial region can be easily diagnosed by the dentists. Therefore, its dentist’s duty to suspect, recognize, and later report the case. Including dental treatment behavior psychological management is necessary to achieve the urgent adoption of protective measures for the victim as well as adequate follow up to avoid the abuse in the future.

Published
2020-07-31