The role of the dental hygienist in mass disasters

J Forensic Sci. 2000 Mar;45(2):381-3.


The authors examine the specialty of dental hygiene and address its role in the identification of mass-disaster fatalities. Very little exists in the literature on what dental hygienists can often and what they have contributed as members of dental-identification teams. To encourage forensic dentists to seek out the valuable assistance of these highly trained professionals, the authors illustrate how their services can be used in mass disasters.

MeSH terms

  • Dental Hygienists*
  • Disasters*
  • Forensic Dentistry / methods*
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations