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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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Once the anthropologists and odontologists complete their analyses other members of the lab's scientific staff review each case.
Mark had received the affidavits from the twelve forensic odontologists, all stating unequivocally that there were at least twenty-five differences between the bite mark and Greg's teeth so there was no way Greg could have bitten Kathy.
Krause there with his charts and pointer, another forensic odontologist, some scientists to testify about blood evidence, and the prosecution's original "expert" witnesses.
Neufeld, entitled Invalid Forensic Science Testimony and Wrongful Convictions, documenting four cases in which odontologists provided invalid testimony which led to convictions.
Golden testified that since Richards's trial, he and other forensic odontologists have used Adobe Photoshop to correct the distortion that is visible in photographs.
Norman Sperber, the chief forensic odontologist for San Diego and Imperial Counties.
91) Duncan's post-conviction attorneys discovered a video in the district attorney's file which documented forensic odontologist Michael West's examination of the toddler.
Fourth, bite mark identification has little published data from studies showing that forensic odontologists can identify the origin of a bite mark under non-ideal conditions, or how various non-ideal conditions affect individual and group performance.
Nothing of the sort has been assembled regarding bite mark identification, and, while forensic odontologists are not loathe to testify against each other before a jury as a matter of "opinion," they have not apparently been breaking down any doors to testify to the rational limits of their own expertise in such a way that identifications would be excluded absent certain minimum conditions of dependability being present in the individual case.
Notwithstanding the admitted controversy concerning the reliability of bite mark identification among forensic odontologists both at the trial and in the literature of the time, the Milone court found the Frye general acceptance standard had been met, citing Marx.