e-ISSN: 2320-7949 and p-ISSN: 2322-0090

Research & Reviews: Journal of Dental Sciences
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Review Article


Dr. Amit Kumar*

Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Amit Kumar
Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029, India, E-mail: [email protected], Tel: 080 2592 2720

Received: 01 April 2015 Accepted: 30 April 2015



Although neglect is generally viewed as less „dramatic? than other forms of abuse, the effect can be just as severe. Neglect, in general, and dental neglect, in particular, are the least known and detected types of abuse, even though they are the most frequent ones. In addition to poor oral health, dental neglect is associated with increased oral functional limitations and social and physical disabilities. Tools used for the measurement of dental neglect are Dental Neglect Scale and Dental Indifference Scale. The concept of dental neglect may allow a better understanding of the complex relationship between individual behaviour, environmental factors and dental diseases. Collaborative efforts between different dental disciplines can unravel the true dental scenario and help to develop appropriate policies and programmes. Dental neglect should be considered a priority for future research.This review explores the various aspects of dental neglectand provides recommendations.


Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version