forensic dentistry

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The appropriate handling, examination, and evaluation of dental evidence which will then be presented in the interest of justice. It includes the identification of human remains, particularly in mass fatalities, the assessment of bitemark injuries, the assessment of cases of non-accidental abuse or injury, and age estimation.

Further Reading:

Bushick R. D. Forensic dentistry: an overview for the general dentist. Gen Dent 2006;54(1):48–52.

http://www.bafo.org.uk The British Association for Forensic Odontology website.

http://www.asfo.org/index.asp The American Society of Forensic Odontology website.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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