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NCJ Number: 229683 Find in a Library
Title: Radiographic Recognition of Dental Implants as an Aid to Identifying the Deceased
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:55  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:66-70
Author(s): John W. Berketa, B.D.S.; Robert S. Hirsch, B.D.S., M.D.S., Ph.D.; Denice Higgins, B.D.S.; Helen James, B.D.S.
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 5
Publisher: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study was undertaken to determine if dental implants can be radiographically differentiated by company type to aid forensic identification of the deceased.
Abstract: Recognition of dental implants on intraoral radiographic images was assessed in a blind study using a radiographic examination guide to highlight differences between dental implants. Inter- and intra-examiner comparisons were conducted and a computer program (Implant Recognition System) was evaluated to see whether it improved the accuracy of implant recognition. The study found that dental implants could be radiographically differentiated by company type. The Implant Recognition System in its current form was of little benefit for radiographic assessment of dental implants for forensic odontologists. Prior knowledge of implant types, with a McNemar's statistical value of 92.9, proved to be most significant in identification. 3 figures, 2 tables, and 19 references (Published abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Death investigations; Dental analysis; Forensic sciences; Investigative techniques; Victim identification
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