Forensic Odontology and Age Estimation: An introduction to concepts and methods
Building a biological profile is often the critical step in the identification of recovered human remains. Stature, sex, race and age if known, can assist by significantly limiting the field of potential identities to be searched. It is often the Odontologist who is requested to provide the estimate of age. This book is a concise introduction to forensic odontology and the principles of identification. It provides a critical review of the available literature and documents the development of a population specific age estimation technique. This analysis sheds light on the vast array of age estimation techniques available to the forensic practitioner. The method of developing an effective population specific model is easy to follow and replicate. It gives the Odontologist the tools required to more accurately estimate age and contribute significantly to the development of a biological profile.
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