Journals

Oral and Dental Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect – Full Text

This paper is frequently cited and used by paediatric physicians in relation to bitemark assessments and whether or not they are caused by adults or children.  This issue is discussed in detail here, but the paper is of merit as it brings to the fore the importance of dental neglect, looking for evidence of this as well as the role of oral health as an indicator of more...

CDA Cover Forensic Dentistry – Full Text

The California Dental Association has published a special edition focussing on forensic dentistry.  There are a variety of topics covered, including bitemarks (both animal and human) ageing of living and deceased individuals, an overview of forensic odontology, and the scope of practice.  What is missing is sections on the assessment of abuse (child, elder, spousal) and more...