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Forensic Densitry is defined as?
The branch of forensic medcine that applies dental knowledge to civil and criminal problems.
Areas of Forensic Dentristry?
1. Dental identification. 2. Bite mark analysis. 3. Human abuse and neglect. 4. Dental Malpractice and Negligence. 5.Dental Anthropology and Archaeology.
What is the purpose of Forensic Densistry?
1. Identification of Armed forces personnel as well as civilians. 2. Estate, Insurance, Legal, and Psychological considerations. 3. Manpower and Intelligence.
How long is it be fore a person can be decleard legally dead?
7 years.
What is the most common method of identification?
Visual.
What are the drawbacks to Visual ID?
In cases of Fire, Illness, Decomposition or Water Immersion.
What is an unreliable means of ID in a Medico-Legal death investigation?
Visual ID.
This type of Identification requires matching of Postmortem radiographs with raidographs that were taken befor death.
Identification of Skeletal Remains.
Of all the methods of ID, What type is best known?
FINGERPRINTS
What type of technology is fairly new, and may replace dental identification and fingerprint identification as the most definitive means of ID?
DNA Analysis OR DNA Fingerprinting.
What are the two types of definitive posittive ID?
Fingerprints and Dental ID
Teeth can be destroyed by temperatures greater than?
1000 degrees F, unprotected by the teeth and lips.
What materials used on teeth can with stand 1600 degrees F?
Gold Silver Amalgam Fused Porcelain Synthetic Porcelain Porcelain Dentures
What is the most commonly used restorative material?
Silver Amalgam.
What is a relative discrepancy
Differences between the ante and postmorten findings which can be explained by continued dental treatment.
What is an absolute inconsistency?
Differences between the ante and postmortem findings that are impossible and prove the remains cannot be those of the individual in question.
What are the four categories in a radiographic comparison?
Exact Match Similarity Relative Discrepancy Absolute Inconsistency
What is the last and most important step in the Dental ID process?
Classification
What are the five classifications used to establish Identity?
Positive ID Positive ID by Charting Only Consistent With Exclusion Unidentified.
What are the bacis steps in Forensic Dental Identification?
1. Postmortem Examination and charting 2. Antemortem Record Acquisition and Record Reconstruction. 3. Ante and Postmortem record comparison.
What plays a critical role in the process of identifying unknown human remains?
Dental Radiology.
How long does it take to expose a complete set of postmortem raidographs?
20 minutes
Charting is done in?
Pen.
What is the software used in the role of Dental ID?
CAPMI Computer Assisted Postmortem Identification.