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Literature 1990 – 1999

Recognition of bite marks in child abuse cases Paediatric Dentistry; 1994  16(5):336-9. Jessee SA  Health professionals must be attentive to any and all signs of child maltreatment. Bite marks are one of several visual expressions of active child abuse. Another paper describing this important issue.Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 17.06.42

Arch width changes from 6 weeks to 45 years of age. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 1997 Apr;111(4):401-9. Bishara SE1, Jakobsen JR, Treder J, Nowak A. Not a paper on bitemarks as such but one that helps inform the debate over the ability to recognise and interpret the age of a biter based on the size (intercanine distances alone) (read more about this issue here) .Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 17.06.42

Detecting child abuse and neglect–are dentists doing enough? J Can Dent Assoc. 1999 Jul-Aug;65(7):387-91. Tsang A, Sweet D. A review paper from two Canadian authors exploring the role of the dental care professional in child neglect and abuse reporting.  Covers the obligations from a Canadian regulatory position but a good overall review of the issues and clinical presentations of importance. Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 17.06.42

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