A complete handbook for active investigators and examiners, this volume details protocols employed by one of the most prominent and busiest medical examination laboratories in the world. Organized in a concise but thorough format, it offers complete procedures for performing autopsies on teeth and jaws and shows how to preserve evidence of dental interest, whether from teeth and jaws or from bite marks. It also shows the importance of proper record taking, including the use of charts, radiographs, and photographs in making accurate identification. The scope of the book goes from crime scene intake to remains exhumation, and also covers work with fresh, decomposed, and skeletal remains.
Introduction to Forensic Odontology
Classification of Dental Remains
Role of Dental Professionals
Postmortem Records—The Dental Autopsy
Methods of Comparison and Identification
The Expert Witness