Forensic dental identification

Forensic Sci Int. 2010 Sep 10;201(1-3):3-4. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2010.02.030. Epub 2010 Mar 20.


Identification of deceased persons is the most common role of the forensic dentist. Forensic physical comparison of antemortem and postmortem dental data is used to establish that a found body and a missing person are one and the same to a high degree of certainty. An overview of this role is presented as a review of dental identification.

MeSH terms

  • Age Determination by Teeth
  • Dental Prosthesis
  • Dental Records
  • Forensic Dentistry*
  • Humans
  • Mass Casualty Incidents