- David R. Senn, DDS, D-ABFO, Center for Education and Research in Forensics, Dental School, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, and, Chief Forensic Odontologist, Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office, San Antonio, Texas
- Richard A. Weems, DMD, MS, D-ABFO, Department of General Dental Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, and, Forensic Odontology Consultant, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, and, Forensic Odontology Consultant, Jefferson County Chief Coroner/Medical , E xa miner’s Office, Birmingham, Alabama
Advances in forensic odontology have led to improvements in dental identification for individual cases as well as in disaster victim identification (DVI). New and updated technologies mean advances in bitemark analysis and age estimation. Growth in the field has strengthened missing persons’ networks leading to more and faster identifications of unidentified individuals.
A product of the American Society of Forensic Odontology, the Manual of Forensic Odontology, Fifth Editionprovides comprehensive and up-to-date information involving all facets of forensic dentistry and explores critical issues relating to the scientific principles supporting the field’s evaluations and conclusions.
New information in the Fifth Edition includes:
- Scientific principles and the need for more and better research in the field
- Oral and maxillofacial radiographic features of forensic interest
- Forensic pathology and its ties to forensic odontology
- New techniques and improved technologies for age estimation
- Advances in bitemark evidence management
- Animal bitemarks
- National and international forensic dental organizations
- Tips for becoming involved in forensic odontology
The manual has been an important source of forensic dentistry information for more than 20 years. This new edition is edited by a past president of the American Board of Forensic Odontology and a past Chair of the Odontology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Expanded and enhanced with extensive color illustrations, this volume is designed to provide essential information based on sound scientific principles for experienced forensic odontologists and for those new to the discipline.
- Updates and expands material from the previous editions
- Provides information on the current state of the science
- Contains the contributions of forensic odontology experts with years of practical experience
- Includes the latest technologies for identification and age estimation
- Provides updated information for bitemark evidence management
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