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NCJ Number: 30887 Find in a Library
Title: SYSTEMS OF DENTAL IDENTIFICATION
Journal: CANADIAN SOCIETY OF FORENSIC SCIENCE JOURNAL  Volume:8  Issue:3  Dated:(SEPTEMBER 1975)  Pages:77-86
Author(s): P L SAMIS
Corporate Author: Canadian Soc of Forensic Science
Canada
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Soc of Forensic Science
Ottawa, Ontario K1K OH2, Canada
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: A NEW SYSTEM OF DENTAL IDENTIFICATION AND ITS COMPONENTS, A RADIOGRAPHIC DISCLOSURE PIN, AND A PERSONAL DENTAL IDENTIFIER ARE DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THE CONCEPT OF THE NEW SYSTEM AND THE PLACEMENT OF THE COMPONENTS ARE ILLUSTRATED FROM AN ON-GOING CLINICAL STUDY. THIS NEW SYSTEM APPEARS TO HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO ELIMINATE MOST OF THE LIMITATIONS OF THE CURRENT ANTEMORTEM AND POSTMORTEM COMPARISON SYSTEM AND BECOME A USEFUL ADJUNCT TO FORENSIC ODONTOLOGY. THERE IS ONLY ONE SUCCESSFUL SYSTEM OF DENTAL IDENTIFICATION IN USE TODAY. THERE ARE FOUR STEPS TO THIS SYSTEM, NAMELY; EXAMINING THE ORAL REGION, PREPARING POSTMORTEM RECORDS, SECURING ANTEMORTEM RECORDS, COMPARING ANTEMORTEM WITH POSTMORTEM RECORDS. EACH STEP IS ENCUMBERED BY CERTAIN LIMITATIONS THAT ADD TO THE COMPLEXITY OF THIS SYSTEM AND INCREASE THE TIME REQUIREMENTS TO ACHIEVE AN IDENTIFICATION. THE LIMITATIONS ARE ENUMERATED AND EXAMINED IN RELATION TO THE PROPOSED NEW SYSTEM. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Autopsy; Criminalistics; Dental analysis; Victim identification
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