Published Online: 1 January 1982
Page Count: 4
Director of dental education and forensic odontologist, St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO.
Associate professor of pediatric dentistry and medicine and forensic odontologist, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry, Denver, CO.
(Received 10 January 1981; accepted 13 July 1981)
A survey of North American air carriers regarding the protocol for dental identification of their in-flight personnel in the event of a disaster was accomplished in July 1980. Initial evaluation of this survey indicates that few air carriers have such a protocol or forensic odontology consultants. Many of the air carriers indicated the need for the development and implementation of such a protocol individualized for their company. Statistical evaluation of the survey is presented with discussion centered on the role of the forensic odontologist consulting with respective air carriers in establishing such protocols. The survey documents areas of need in such protocols.
Paper ID: JFS11446J