Significance of the Recent Extraction to the Postmortem Dental Identification: A Case Study

    Volume 47, Issue 5 (September 2002)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 September 2002

    Page Count: 3


    Carmichael, WW
    Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Dental Corps., Ft. Hood, TX

    (Received 5 March 2002; accepted 18 February 2002)

    Abstract

    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

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15497J

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