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Forensic Odontology

Forensic Odontology

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Forensic Odontology 
 An Introduction to Forensic Dentistry 
JESSICA WONGSBF6-04
 
FORENSIC ODONTOLOGY IS THE APPLICATION OF DENTISTRY IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGSDERIVING FROM ANY EVIDENCE THAT PERTAINS TO TEETH.
Forensic Odontology 
 
 Why Teeth?
Every human body ages in a similar manner
, the teeth also follow asemi-standardized pattern. These quantitative measurements helpestablish relative age of person.
Each human has an individual set of teeth
which can be traced back to established dental records to find missing individuals.
Teeth is made of enamel (hardest tissue of the body) so it can
 withstandtrauma
(decomposition, heat degradation, water immersion, anddesiccation) better than other tissues in body.
Teeth are a
source of DNA 
: dental pulp or a crushed tooth can providenuclear or mitochondrial DNA that to help identify a person.

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