Published Online: 1 September 2002
Page Count: 3
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Dental Corps., Ft. Hood, TX
(Received 5 March 2002; accepted 18 February 2002)
This case report illustrates the significance of the partially healed extraction site to the postmortem dental identification process. It presents the remains of two individuals with documented extractions—one, 6½ months prior to death, the second, only three weeks prior to death. These photographs, compiled with others, can be used as a guideline for the forensic scientist who seldom has the opportunity to study skeletonized remains.
Paper ID: JFS15497J