Volume 41, Issue 2 (March 1996)

    Long-Term Validation Study of Bitewing Dental Radiographs for Forensic Identification

    (Received 5 June 1995; accepted 24 July 1995)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The validity of dental bitewing radiographs for forensic identification, with time lapses between the antemortem and postmortem film of up to 30 years, was tested. The ability to match radiographs from the same subject was expressed using sensitivity and specificity statistics. Although the overall accuracy of the observers was extremely high, it was obvious that radiographs from the same individual, when separated by time intervals greater that 20 years, had significantly reduced accuracy.


    Author Information:

    MacLean, DF
    Professor and Chairman; and Assistant Professor, Division of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

    Kogon, SL
    Professor and Chairman; and Assistant Professor, Division of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario


    Stock #: JFS15418J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15418J

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    Title Long-Term Validation Study of Bitewing Dental Radiographs for Forensic Identification
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