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The following is a summary of the systematic review findings up to the date of our most recent literature search. If you have a specific clinical case, we strongly recommend you read all of the relevant references as cited and look for additional material published outside our search dates.


  • Study designs:

4 case control 4-6,9

2 retrospective cohort 8,11

1 cross-sectional study 10

4 case report/series 1-3,7


  • Age: Where age was recorded, is ranged from 15 months to 15 years


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  1. Blumberg, ML, Kunken FR. The dentist's involvement with child abuse. The New York State Dental Journal. 1981;47(2) 65-69. [Pubmed citation only]
  2. Butts AC, Henderson LM. Navajo Indian dental neglect intervention program. Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association. 1990;70(1):42-45. [Pubmed citation only]
  3. Elice CE, Fields HW. Failure to thrive: review of the literature, case reports, and implications for dental treatment. Pediatric Dentistry. 1990;12(3):185-189. [Pubmed]
  4. Fakhruddin KS, Lawrence HP, Kenny DJ, Locker D. Impact of treated and untreated dental injuries on the quality of life of Ontario school children. Dental Traumatology. 2008;24(3):309-313. [Pubmed]
  5. Kivistö K, Alapulli H, Tupola S, Alaluusua S, Kivitie-Kallio S. Dental health of young children prenatally exposed to buprenorphine. A concern of child neglect? European Archives of Pediatric Dentistry. 2014;15(3):197-202 [Pubmed]

  6. Kvist T, Zedrén-Sunemo J, Graca E, Dahllöf G. Is treatment under general anaesthesia associated with dental neglect and dental disability among caries active preschool children? European Archives of Pediatric Dentistry. 2014;15(5):327-332 [Pubmed]

  7. Loochtan RM, Bross DC, Domoto PK. Dental neglect in children: definition, legal aspects, and challenges. Pediatric Dentistry. 1986;8(1 Spec No): 113-116. [Pubmed citation only]
  8. Mansour ON, Bagesund M. Reasons for extractions, and treatment preceding caries-related extractions in 3-8 year-old children. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry. 2010;11(3):122-130. [Pubmed]
  9. Montecchi PP, Di Trani M, Sarzi Amadè D, Bufacchi C, Montecchi F, Polimeni A. The dentist's role in recognizing childhood abuses: study on the dental health of children victims of abuse and witnesses to violence. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. 2009;10(4):185-187.[Pubmed]
  10. Thomson WM, Spencer AJ, Gaughwin A. Testing a child dental neglect scale in South Australia. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology. 1996;24(5):351-356. [Pubmed]
  11. Von Kaenel D, Vitangeli D, Casamassimo PS, Wilson S, Preisch J. Social factors associated with pediatric emergency department visits for caries-related dental pain. Pediatric Dentistry. 2001;23(1):56-60. [Pubmed]





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