Incidence of Bite Marks in a Selected Juvenile Population: A Preliminary Report

    Volume 29, Issue 1 (January 1984)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Koot, A
    Community dental health supervisor, Clark County Community College, Dental Hygiene Program, North Las Vegas, NV

    Richardson, A
    Dental hygienist, Las Vegas, NV

    Martin, C
    Coordinator of medical services, Clark County Juvenile Court Services, Las Vegas, NV

    Jackson, J
    Dental hygienist, Las Vegas, NV

    Rawson, RD
    Supervising dentist, Clark County Community College, Dental Hygiene Program, North Las Vegas, NV

    Novosel, S
    Dental hygienist, Las Vegas, NV

    Bender, T
    Dental hygienist, Las Vegas, NV

    (Received 15 February 1983; accepted 17 May 1983)

    Abstract

    A study of the frequency of bite marks among sheltered children was conducted for a period of three months in the juvenile care facilities in Las Vegas, NV. The study demonstrated an incidence of 1 545 bite marks per 100 000 population. Analysis of the age, sex, and location of bite marks is presented. The study demonstrated an incidence comparable to diseases such as gonorrhea.


    Paper ID: JFS11657J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11657J

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