forensic dentistry


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fo·ren·sic den·tis·try

1. the relation and application of dental facts to legal problems, as in using the teeth for identifying the dead;
2. the law in its bearing on the practice of dentistry.

forensic dentistry

the branch of dentistry that deals with the legal aspects of professional dental practices and treatment, with particular emphasis on the use of dental records to identify victims of crimes or accidents.

forensic dentistry

The application of the principles of diagnostic dentistry to identifying remains of persons whose death occurred under uncertain circumstances.

fo·ren·sic den·tis·try

(fŏr-en'sik den'tis-trē)
1. The relation and application of dental facts to legal problems, as in using the teeth of a cadaver to help establish identity.
2. The law in its bearing on the practice of dentistry.

fo·ren·sic den·tis·try

(fŏr-en'sik den'tis-trē)
1. Relation and application of dental facts to legal issues.
2. Law in its bearing on the practice of dentistry.
Synonym(s): dental jurisprudence, legal dentistry.
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1) Being involved and having a willingness to contribute to forensic dentistry helps our communities, humankind, and gives recognition to the profession of dental hygiene.
Forensic dentistry and dental hygiene: How can the dental hygienist contribute?
The American Society of Forensic Odontology (ASFO) is the organization of forensic dentistry that is open to all individuals and serves as a liaison with other forensic disciplines.
June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- From ballistics and finger prints to forensic dentistry and handwriting analysis, the 2006 Michigan- Ontario Identification Association's Educational Conference will cover an expansive range of subjects relating to crime scene investigations.
Forensic dentistry is also one of the most valuable investigative tools available today to link crime suspects with their victims.
Some of the publications we obtained offered certifications in various disciplines including Forensic Dentistry, Environmental Investigator, Financial Investigator, Forensic Psychology, and Forensic Accounting.