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Forensic Dentistry

Course Number: 401


Throughout history, dental forensics has played a role. As dental professionals, we can continue to play a key role by keeping quality records on each patient. This is done by keeping records legible, accurate, and current. In addition, when dental professionals perform an extraoral and intraoral examination, document abnormalities even bruising or bite marks. This information will be significant to an investigation of crime or abuse. Those dental professionals interested in assisting with identification of human remains when a mass disaster occurs can do so either at the local, state or federal level. Therefore, all dental professionals do take part in one way or another in forensic dentistry.