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Dentists can aid in detecting signs of domestic violence

from Dr. Bicuspid

Up to 75% of head and neck trauma associated with domestic violence includes an oral injury. This means dentists could be the first healthcare providers able to identify and report evidence of domestic assault, according to a recent article. A number of injuries in the oral cavity may offer clues to traumatic brain injury associated with domestic violence, according to researchers from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix and other institutions. The article was published in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma. more

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