Problems in Mass-Disaster Dental Identification: A Retrospective Review

    Volume 44, Issue 1 (January 1999)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Kessler, HP
    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    Brannon, RB
    Louisana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA

    (Received 15 May 1998; accepted 12 June 1998)

    Abstract

    A wide variety of problems may prevent or hinder a dental-identification (ID) team in its efforts to identify mass casualties. Since these problems have been infrequently reported in a comprehensive manner, the authors identified and summarized these problems to increase the awareness of dental-ID team members and to prepare them for future mass-disaster missions. The authors analyzed 50 mass disasters—ten in which the authors as members of military dental ID teams played a major role and 40 from the literature—and summarized problems that they confronted.


    Paper ID: JFS14423J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14423J

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