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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A look at forensic dentistry Part 1: The role of teeth in the determination of human identity.
Forensic dentistry plays a major role in the identification of those individuals who cannot be identified visually or by other means.
Identification is an extremely specialized aspect in Forensic Dentistry, whose main goal is to ascertain, all the elements of the oral cavity, including those of individual character (GOULD, 2004; MARTINS-FILHO et al.
One of the world's foremost experts in the field of forensic dentistry and heavily involved in identifying victims in some of the most high- profile murder cases in recent years.
1 Forensic dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry dealing with legal problems.
Articles note how evolving technologies have advanced what--dental assistants are able to do as members of the dental team, and the Air Force looks at how dental assistants can take part in forensic dentistry.
Forensic dentistry, also known as forensic odontology, is an integral part of the forensic sciences that helps with the identification of people.
What it comes down to with the forensic dentistry, you don't make a whole lot of money doing this, but the personal satisfaction is tremendous.
Professor David Keith Whittaker, Professor of Forensic Dentistry, University of Wales College of Medicine - for services to forensic dentistry (Cardiff).
Chairman, Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Forensic Dentistry
Additionally, a discussion of forensic dentistry and liability related to safety protocols in the dental office are included.