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The accuracy of estimating chronological age from Demirjian and Nolla methods – Full Text

BACKGROUND: Age determination has great importance in many clinical decisions, being commonly used in odontopediatrics, orthodontics, pediatrics, and forensic medicine. The Nolla and Demirjian et al. methods have been used for these purposes. However, estimating chronological age by means of the dental mineralization stage is not a straightforward analysis, and …

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Forensic considerations when dealing with incinerated human dental remains. Full Text

Establishing the human dental identification process relies upon sufficient post-mortem data being recovered to allow for a meaningful comparison with ante-mortem records of the deceased person. Teeth are the most indestructible components of the human body and are structurally unique in their composition. They possess the highest resistance to most …

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Detecting Child Abuse and Neglect — Are Dentists Doing Enough? Full Text

Dental health professionals continue to under-report child abuse, despite growing awareness of their potential role in detecting this crime. This article presents an overview of child abuse and neglect and outlines the indicators that may alert dental professionals to possible maltreatment of child patients. Documentation protocols are also provided to …

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Forensic odontology and its role in the problems of the police and forensic pathologist – Full Text

Paper outlines the value of forensic dentistry to the police. Recommends the type of dentists who should be called to assist. Summarizes with case reports including a bitemark case on two young children.  A brief work and included in the literature library for completeness rather than any substantive research merit. The paper …

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Bitemark identification in child abuse cases – Wagner 1986 – Full Text

This paper highlights the important issue of bitemarks on children and correctly states that Bitemarks in children represent child abuse until proven differently The paper contains useful information on the identification and collection of evidence and was cited in the American Academy of Peadiatrics guidelines on the subject. However, the …

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