Recent years have witnessed significant advances in forensic odontology. This book presents basic concepts in the field and describes all the standard examination procedures currently employed in the acquisition of dental evidence. Detailed information is provided on the identification of unknown individuals, the application of forensic dentistry in mass disasters and multiple fatality incidents, the role of dental evidence in child abuse investigations, and the analysis of bite mark evidence. Other features of the book are a series of high-profile cases, clear advice on the writing of legal reports, and discussion of the significance of DNA and oral fluid in forensic odontology. The text is supplemented by numerous high-quality figures, many of them in color. This book will be invaluable for dental examiners and pathologists, legal and police science professionals, and dentists who want to use their training and experience in an interesting and challenging way.
Forensic odontology: history, scope and limitations.- Oro-dental identification.- Dental age estimation.- Craniofacial Identification.- Sex determination methods in Forensic odontology.- Tooth Morphology.- Bite Marks: Evidences and Analysis Part-1.- Bite Marks Analysis: Adobe Photoshop(R) Part .2.- Cheiloscopy in identification: Forensic odontology.- Palatal rugoscopy important tool in Forensic odontology.- Forensic oro-dental radiology.- Denture Marking: Forensic odontology aspects.- Different types of light in forensic photography.- Advance technologies in forensic odontology.- Forensic odontology in management of bioterrorism.- Management of Mass disasters: Forensic odontology.- DNA Technology and Forensic odontology.- Pink teeth: an important aspect for Forensic Science.- Role of Dentist and Forensic odontogist in Child abuse case.- Dental Jurisprudence and Ethics.- Oral Fluids and Teeth in Toxicology.- Forensic odontology report.
Balwant Rai, BDS, MS, is Associate Professor and Programme Director of the Aeronautic Medical (Dentistry) online course at Kepler Space institute, USA and President of JBR Medicare Society, India. He is the Editor in Chief of four journals and serves as a reviewer for a number of scientific journals. Dr. Rai has extensive experience in curricular development and is an Expert Jury member for the National Research Foundation, South Africa. His research has included sex determination and age estimation from teeth, identification methodologies and he is the first author of more than 50 original scientific articles. He is examiner of different universities. Dr. Rai has published five books. He is commander of Crew on Mars Desert Research Station Mission 100B and 114. Jasdeep Kaur, BDS, MSc, is Health and Safety Officer/Biologist on Mars Desert Research Station Mission 100B. She is Editor in Chief of one and Deputy Editor of two journals. She is also an expert reviewer for the Journal of American Dental Education, Oral Disease, and the Irish Medical Journal. Dr. Kaur has published two books and more than 50 papers in national and international indexed journals.