REQUENA, M. A.; ROBLES, B. N. L. & LARA, C. E. Impact of oral health in children with child abuse: A case report. Int. J. Odontostomat., 8(1):167-173, 2014.
ABSTRACT: Child abuse is a disease for which there are records from ancient civilizations like the Greek and Egyptian, but until 1924 when the Geneva Declaration was signed: Children’s rights: No to Abuse. In Mexico records of child abuse have been kept for the last 20 years. It has classified child abuse into two major categories: active and passive, dental malpractice liability is classified as child abuse therefore the dentist (especially the pediatric dentist) should pay attention to realize a clinical inspection and preparation of patient history, for signs of child abuse, and carry out the care of these patients with adequate management of their behavior, which can vary depending on the type of abuse the child has suffered. The consequences of abuse in oral cavity are multiple and can occur at short, medium and long term. This article presents a case of abuse by dental neglect and the consequences that this has on oral health, and therefore on the general health of the patient.
KEY WORDS: child abuse, oral health, dentistry pediatric, child neglect, child maltreatment.