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Forensic Odontology Review Articles

Forensic odontology is proper handling, examination, and evaluation of dental evidence, which will be presented in the interest of justice. The evidence that may be derived from the teeth, the age (in children) and identification of the person to whom the teeth may belong. Knowledge of forensic dentist requires encompassing of number of disciplines, since the dental records obtained can identify an individual or afford the information needed by the authorities to establish identification of the case. Keiser-Neilson defined forensic dentistry as “that branch of forensic dentistry that in the interest of justice deals with the proper handling and examination of dental evidence and the proper evaluation and presentation of dental findings. This article will give you a collective review on the evolution, various methods and applications of forensic odontology, which plays a major role in keeping the dental records accurately, and providing required information, which will help the legal authorities to recognize negligence, malpractice, fraud or abuse and identification of unknown individuals

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