State director, Mass Disaster Dental Identification Program for the Idaho State Dental Association, Priest River, ID
(Received 17 March 1987; accepted 4 May 1987)
A system for handling dental data in mass disasters and in individual cases is described. The basic method allows for a quick overlay comparison of antemortem and postmortem records. After systematic hole punching in the postmortem form, it can be placed over the antemortem form and nonmatches can be easily detected. Suggested uses in mass disaster and individual cases are discussed, as well as its potential for acquainting rural law enforcement with the value of dental data and its management.
Paper ID: JFS12459J