Forensic odontology is a branch of forensic medicine and deals with the proper examination, handling and presentation of dental evidence in a court of law (The British Association for Forensic Odontology).
This textbook begins with an introduction to forensic sciences and the different branches, followed by the applications of forensic odontology. Individual chapters are dedicated to other topics such as dental records, age estimation, bite marks and forensic facial reconstruction, giving students a step by step approach to the discipline.
Separate chapters discuss mass disaster victim identification and child abuse, neglect and domestic violence.
Step by step guide to forensic odontology for dentistry students and trainees
Includes chapters on mass disaster victim identification and child abuse, neglect and domestic violence
More than 260 full colour images, photographs and illustrations
Nitul Jain MDS Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Eklavya Dental College and Hospital, Kotputli, Rajasthan, India
Forensic Sciences: The Historical Perspective and Branches Forensic Odontology and its Applications Dental Records and Forensic Photography Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: An Approach to Forensic Aspects Age Estimation and Dental Methodology Bite Marks Cheiloscopy and Palatoscopy Forensic Facial Reconstruction Mass Disaster Victim Identification and Dentist's Role Child Abuse, Neglect and Domestic Violence: Role of a Dentist