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Manual of Forensic Odontology

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ISBN 10: 0965022366 / ISBN 13: 9780965022361
Published by American Society of Forensic Odontology, U.S.A., 2007
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Title: Manual of Forensic Odontology

Publisher: American Society of Forensic Odontology, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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The ASFO Manual of Forensic Odontology, 4th Edition, provides the reader a basic workbook, procedural and reference guide and overview of the discipline of forensic dentistry. The contents of the Manual of Forensic Odontology are founded on a body of evidence based knowledge concerning all aspects of forensic dental science. Thus, the practitioner beginning involvement in this aspect of dental practice, the experienced forensic dentist and those in other forensic disciplines that are concerned with forensic dental issues will find something of value in the text. Serious students of the subject will appreciate that forensic odontology is a varied and evolving forensic science.

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This outline of the major areas contained in the Manual chapters are described below.

1. Starting a Career as a Forensic Dentist.
The Theory of Human Identification.

2. Postmortem Considerations.
Techniques for Postmortem Dental Radiography.
Burned and Incinerated Remains.
A Systematic Charting of Maxillary and Mandibular Tori.
Radiographic Reconstruction of Root Morphology in Skeletonized Remains.
Antemortem Considerations.
Comparison of Antemortem and Postmortem Findings.
Dental Identification of Children.
Salvaging Improperly Exposed or Incorrectly Processed Radiographs.
A Photographic Technique for the Restoration of Damaged Photographs.
Facial Superimposition.
The Dental Identification Report.
The Identification of Fragmented Vietnam War Remains.

3. Determining Age From Teeth: The Estimation of Age From Dental Development.
Molar Development as an Estimator of Chronologic Age.
Gustafson Method (1947).
Maples Aging Method Review.
Tooth Mineralization Standards for Blacks and Whites from the Midsouth United States.
Application of Statistics.

4. Courtroom Procedures.
Expert Witness Malpractice: Professional Liability Issues.
Evidence Management.
Dental Malpractice.
Personal Injury Temporomandibular Joint.
Dental Report: Personal Injury.
Trial Exhibits.

5. Human Bitemarks: Examination, Recovery and Analysis.
Impressions of a Bite Site.
Excision of Bitemarks.
Preserving, Storing and Transporting Excised Skin.
Transillumination of Bitemarks.
An Improved Technique for Bitemark Impressions.
Bitemarks in Child abuse.
The Use of Scanning Electron Microscopy in Bitemark Analysis.
Aging of Bitemarks: A Literature Review.

6. Child Abuse and Neglect.

7. CAPMI4 (Computer Aided Postmortem Identification, Version 4).
NCIC "Off-Line Searches".
Computer Assisted Identification of Vietnam War Dental Remains.
Forensic Odontology Task Force Organization.

8. Mass Disaster Dental Identification.
Forming a Disaster Team.
Charting Errors in Mass Disaster Dental Records: Incidence, Issues, and Implications.

9. Forensic Dental Photography.
Bitemarks: Reflective Ultraviolet Photography.
Ultraviolet Forensic Photography.
Ultraviolet Photography in Bitemark Analysis.

10. DNA and the Forensic Odontologist.

11. ABFO Definitions of Guidelines, Standards and Policies.
Body Identification Guidelines.
Terminology for Body Identification.
Guidelines for the Use of Dental Information in Missing Person and Unidentified Body Cases.
Guidelines for the Development of a Disaster Dental Identification Team.
Bitemark Methodology Guidelines.
Standards for Bitemark Analytical Methods.
Bitemark Analysis Guidelines.
Bitemark Terminology Guidelines.
Standards for Bitemark Terminology.
Scientific Methodology Review.

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