Forensic odontology is a specialist branch of dentistry that assists the legal system in the appropriate handling, analysis and interpretation of dental evidence. This book provides an introduction to the subject for the general dental practitioner who has an interest in forensic dentistry and is contemplating practising in the field. It will also be useful as a reference during practice. After a brief introduction, the book covers dental anatomy and development, expert witness skills, mortuary practice, dental human identification, disaster victim identification, dental age assessment, bite marks, forensic photography, and the role of the forensic odontologist in protection of the vulnerable person. Chapters outline accepted and recommended practices and refer to particular methodologies, presenting different schools of thought objectively. The book will be invaluable for those needing an introduction to the subject that has been written by a team of experts in their respective fields who understand the needs of the forensic odontologist and, most important, how these fields interact in practice. - An accessible, essential introduction to forensic odontology. - Written by a team of well-established, active practitioners in the field. - Self-contained chapters for ease of use. - Objective presentation of different methodologies.
by Alan M. Langford, John R. Dean, David Holmes, Rob Reed, Jonathan Weyers and Allan Jones
Companion to Dental Anthropology presents a collection of original readings addressing all aspects and sub-disciplines of the field of dental anthropology—from its origins and evolution through to the latest scientific research. Represents the most comprehensive coverage of all sub-disciplines of dental anthropology available today Features individual chapters written by experts in their specific area of dental research Includes authors who also present results from their research through case studies or voiced opinions about their work Offers extensive coverage of topics relating to dental evolution, morphometric variation, and pathology
This book is a comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management in oral medicine and pathology, with each chapter covering a different condition. Presented in an easy to read format, each topic begins with an outline of the disease, classification and a review of the etiology and clinical features, radiological and histological features, investigation methods and management. The pathology sections provide detailed explanations of pathogenesis, supported by numerous illustrations and photomicrographs. Emphasis is placed on developing clinical diagnostic skills, the role of haematological and immunological tests, biopsy and histopathology, imaging and other investigative techniques. ‘Key features’ boxes are included for every topic, as well as self assessment questions and suggestions for further reading. Key points Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management in oral medicine and pathology Emphasis placed on diagnostic skills and investigative techniques Self assessment questions and ‘key features’ boxes included for each topic More than 1300 photographs, diagrams, graphs and tables
Essentials of Autopsy Practice: Innovations, Updates and Advances in Practice is the fifth volume in the Essentials in Autopsy Practice series, covering topics of current and future interest. Designed to keep all involved in the investigation of death abreast of changes within the field, this volume covers a wide range of topical areas which can be encountered around the world. Essentials of Autopsy Practice: Innovations, Updates and Advances in Practice covers death by drowning; deaths from extreme temperature; the radioactive autopsy; chemical contamination and the autopsy; blast injuries; forensic odontology identification; and determination of the force used to cause an injury. Useful to both trainees and consultants in all specialty areas within pathology, including forensic pathology, Essentials of Autopsy Practice: Innovations, Updates and Advances in Practice also serves as a guide to all those involved in death investigation, i.e. nurses, lawyers, paramedics and police officers.
A Companion to Forensic Anthropology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology currently available, with chapters by renowned international scholars and experts. Highlights the latest advances in forensic anthropology research, as well as the most effective practices and techniques used by professional forensic anthropologists in the field Illustrates the development of skeletal biological profiles and offers important new evidence on statistical validation of these analytical methods. Evaluates the goals and methods of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies and fatal fire scenes, and recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes and mass grave excavation.