Forensic Odontology and anthropology practice test
Forensic dentistry or forensic odontology is the application of dental knowledge to those criminal and civil laws that are enforced by police agencies in a criminal justice system.
Forensic dentists are responsible for six main areas of practice:
Identification of found human remains
Identification in mass fatalities
Assessment of bite mark injuries
Assessment of cases of abuse (such as child, spousal or elder abuse)
Civil cases involving malpractice
Forensic anthropology is the application of the anatomical science of anthropology and its various subfields, including forensic archaeology and forensic taphonomy, in a legal setting. A forensic anthropologist can assist in the identification of deceased individuals whose remains are decomposed, burned, mutilated or otherwise unrecognizable, as might happen in a plane crash. The methods used to identify a person from a skeleton relies on the past contributions of various anthropologists and the study of human skeletal differences.
The identification of remains by dental evidence is possible because, the hard tissues are preserved after death and can even withstand a temperature of 1600 degree C when heated without appreciable loss of microstructure, and the status of a person’s teeth change throughout the life and the combination of decay, missing, filling can be obtained from any fixed time.
Odontological identification is based on systemic comparison of pre and post mortem dental characteristics of individual based on dental records and the supporting radiographs
According to American board of forensic odontology dental identification can be divided into four types:
Positive identification: The ante-mortem and postmortem data match to establish that it is from same individual;
Possible identification: The ante-mortem and postmortem data have few consistent features, but because of quality of the records it is difficulty to establish the identity;
Insufficient evidence: The data is not enough to from the conclusion;
Exclusion: The ante-mortem and postmortem data clearly inconsistent.
This course will help the learner to take up questionnaire related to forensic odontology and also will help a candidate prepare for examination via multiple choice questions.
Who this course is for:
- Student preparing for forensic science
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