forensic dentistry

(redirected from legal dentistry)

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.