Establishing comprehensive oral assessments for children with safeguarding concerns

Park, C.M. , Welbury, R., Herbison, J. and Cairns, A. (2015) Establishing comprehensive oral assessments for children with safeguarding concerns. British Dental Journal, 219(5), pp. 231-236. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2015.689) (PMID:26361125)

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The dental profession is well placed to contribute important information in child protection cases but no previous research has been reported that assesses the volume or impact of this information. Comprehensive oral assessment clinics were introduced and established as an integral part of comprehensive medical assessments for children with welfare concerns in Greater Glasgow and Clyde. An assessment protocol and standardised paperwork for comprehensive oral assessments were developed to enhance information sharing and patient access to appropriate care. Two cases are presented and discussed to demonstrate the value of dental input.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cairns, Dr Alison and Welbury, Professor Richard and Park, Dr Christine
Authors: Park, C.M., Welbury, R., Herbison, J., and Cairns, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:British Dental Journal
Journal Abbr.:BDJ
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN (Online):1476-5373
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
First Published:First published in British Dental Journal 219(5):231-236
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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