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odontology

 [o″don-tol´o-je]
1. scientific study of the teeth.

den·tis·try

(den'tis-trē),
The healing science and art concerned with the structure and function of the orofacial complex, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of deformities, pathoses, and traumatic injuries thereof.

odontology

/odon·tol·o·gy/ (o″don-tol´ah-je)
1. scientific study of the teeth.

odontology

(ō′dŏn-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the structure, development, and abnormalities of the teeth.

o·don′to·log′i·cal (-tə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
o·don′to·log′i·cal·ly adv.
o′don·tol′o·gist n.

odontology

[ō′dontol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, odous + logos, science
the scientific study of the anatomy and physiology of the teeth and of the surrounding structures of the oral cavity.

o·don·tol·o·gy

(ō'don-tol'ŏ-jē)
The study of the teeth and their supporting structures.
[odonto- + G. logos, study]

odontology

The study of the structure, growth, function and diseases of the teeth.

den·tis·try

(den'tis-trē)
The healing science and art concerned with structure and function of the orofacial complex, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of deformities, pathoses, and traumatic injuries thereof.
Synonym(s): odontology, odontonosology.

odontology

1. scientific study of the teeth.
2. dentistry.
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11-14) Cross-checking involves one odontologist completing the exam and verbalizing the details documented by a dental hygienist; a second odontologist will then verify the final documentation.
Eighty pair-wise comparisons were made by two odontologists.
The American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO) recommends the use of dental hygienists on mass fatality victim identification teams while under the direct supervision of the forensic odontologist, since dental hygienists hold licensure in competencies that directly benefit the forensic dental team, including administrative skills, dental radiography and clinical oral examination of both hard and soft tissues.
When assisting a forensic odontologist who is using sharp instruments, (scalpels, knives and saws) cut resistant gloves should be worn.
The team comprises the Deputy Director of VIFM, Associate Professor David Ranson, who is a forensic pathologist, together with two odontologists, who specialise in identifying victims from dental records, and a mortuary technician.
Foren- sic odontologists can still contribute to the identity investigation in the absence of dental records through profiling the deceased person using features related to teeth.
Wilhoit was exonerated in 1993 when several of the nation's top odontologists (bite-mark experts) opined at his second trial that the bite marks could not have belonged to him.
WHILE their workplace is now officially known an the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command's Central Identification Laboratory, the mission of the anthropologists and forensic odontologists of the former CILHI hasn't changed.
KaVo Dental, a German firm and part of an American multinational company, manufactures dental instruments and equipment for odontologists and prosthodontists.
Krause teamed up to send the bite mark evidence to the top twelve forensic odontologists in North America for their analysis.
During the third trial, both sides introduced testimony from forensic odontologists regarding a crescent shaped injury (or "lesion") which had been found on Pamela's right hand.
The ability of forensic odontologists to attribute the origin of a human bite mark to a particular person has been controversial since such evidence first appeared in courts in the early 1970s.