Forensic dentistry now and in the future

Scheila Manica, Andrew Forgie

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Forensic dentistry (odontology) deals with the examination, handling and presentation of dental evidence for the legal system. In the UK this work mainly involves criminal cases but in many other countries its remit also extends to civil litigation. There are four main aspects to forensic dentistry: single body identification, Disaster Victim Identification (DVI), age estimation and bite mark identification and analysis. This article provides a brief introduction to the topics and discusses potential future developments that aim to reduce the subjectivity in the analysis process and simplify presentation of evidence to non-dental parties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-530
Number of pages9
JournalDental Update
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


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