Journal Published Online: 01 September 2002
Volume 47, Issue 5

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



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.

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Carmichael, WW
U.S. Army Dental Corps., Ft. Hood, TX
Pages: 3
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Stock #: JFS15497J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS15497J