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.
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forensic dentistry

The application of the principles of diagnostic dentistry to identifying remains of persons whose death occurred under uncertain circumstances.
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012