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THE RECOGNITION, RECOVERY AND PRESERVATION OF THE HUMAN DENTITION AND DENTAL STRUCTURES FOLLOWING HIGH TEMPERATURE INCINERATION

Hill, Anthony John

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Pathology - Journal of the RCPA: 2010 - Volume 42 - Issue - p S26
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One of the roles of the forensic odontologist during Phase 1 (scene) of a disaster victim indentification (DVI) incident involves the recognition and recovery of all human dental structures. This not only involves the recognition of teeth fragments and skeletal elements of the skull and mandible, but also involves recognising human from non‐human elements. The recovery, preservation and successful transportation of the remains assists in the success of Phase 2 (mortuary/PM data) and, ultimately, scientific identification. This part of the workshop will examine the techniques forensic odontologists use to recognise, recover and preserve dental structures when dealing with cases following high temperature incineration.

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