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The application of dental sciences in the identification of deceased individuals through the comparison of ante- and post-mortem records is forensic dentistry, a hard and intriguing branch of forensic science. Dental identification has been critical in recognizing deceased people since AD 66. In the interest of justice, forensic odontology is defined as “a discipline of dentistry concerned with the proper handling and examination of dental evidence, as well as the proper interpretation and presentation of dental findings.” In certain cases, a forensic odontologist supports legal authorities by evaluating dental evidence. Forensic odontology contributes to the identification process by bringing knowledge of orofacial structures, their diversity among people of different ancestries, and the implications of dental treatment. Forensic odontologists look at bite marks and teeth. They can compare the teeth of an unidentified body to antemortem dental X-rays or dental molds of a living person.

  • Dental Identification
  • Analysing photographs and radiographs
  • Quality management in forensic odontology
  • Bite mark analysis
  • Age estimation

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