Why Dental Records Are Important?

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Why Dental Records Are Important?

January 14, 2018No Comments

To identify a person from his or her teeth, a forensic dentist must have a dental record or records from the deceased person’s dentist.

There is no database of teeth that corresponds with databases of fingerprints or DNA, so dental records are how forensic dentists identify the dead.

Tooth enamel (the outer layer of teeth) is harder than any other substance in the human body, which is why teeth remain long after all other parts have decayed.

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