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Forensic Dentistry

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Severe Human Bite Wounds Are 12 times More Common in Men

TAVISTOCK SQUARE, London-- Men are 12 times more likely than women to sustain severe human bite injuries for which surgery may be necessary, according to a study published in the July issue of the Emergency Medicine Journal.

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Filling Fragments Can Identify Human Remains, Forensic Dentists Show

BUFFALO, New York – When an explosion, accidental cremation or a fire set deliberately to cover a crime destroys a body, precious little may remain to link it to a life once lived.

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WDA Helps Form Statewide Disaster Assessment and Response Team

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – The growing incidence of major catastrophes that result in multiple deaths and the strain of such events on smaller communities' human and financial resources has prompted the Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA), Wisconsin Coroners/Medical Examiners Association, Wisconsin Emergency Management Association and Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association to form the Wisconsin Disaster Assessment and Response Team (DART).

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Dental Forensics Becoming a Valuable Tool In Identifying Victims of Disasters

SOUTHBOROUGH, Massachusetts – In the wake of the Warwick, Rhode Island nightclub tragedy, dentists in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are being asked to help identify both the deceased and badly burned survivors through the use of dental records.

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OMS leads forensic dentistry team in identifying World Trade Center victims

NEW YORK, New York – As the focus of activity amid what remains of New York City's World Trade Center shifts from rescuing the living to the grim task of recovering the bodies of the dead, officials call on the special skills of Jeffrey Burkes, DDS. A successful Fifth Avenue oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Burkes is also recognized as one of the nation's foremost experts in forensic dentistry - the science of identifying human remains from dental records.

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