Published Online: 1 March 2002
Page Count: 3
.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory, Hawaii,
(Received 16 July 2001; accepted 6 July 2001)
Nutrient canals are anatomic structures of the alveolar bone through which neurovascular elements transit to supply teeth and supporting structures. A dental identification using a nutrient canal of the mandibular alveolar process as the most compelling anatomic feature for antemortem-postmortem radiographic comparison is described. Nutrient canals as a potential marker for clinical disease is also discussed.
Paper ID: JFS15262J