odontology


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odontology

[‚ō‚dän′täl·ə·jē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A branch of science that deals with the formation, development, and abnormalities of teeth.
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A qualitative study with adults and older adults in the School of Odontology of Belo Horizonte (33) showed other reasons for tooth extraction experienced throughout life, such as lack of knowledge of means for the maintenance of the teeth, difficulty of access to oral health services, lack of financial resources, dental iatrogenic history and fear of the procedures that would be needed for the maintenance of the teeth.
A brief history of forensic odontology and disaster victim identification practices in Australia.
Eight respondents indicated membership with the following disaster preparedness and response teams: American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO) (n=1), American Red Cross (n = 1), Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) (n=1), Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) (n=1), Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) (n=3), and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) (n = 1).
The use of predictive techniques in medicine and especially in the field of odontology has been studied since the late 1980s, at which time a statistical analysis of clinical data was the primary technique applied.
Future projecting concerning mass disaster management: A Forensic Odontology Prospectus.
Primary identifiers of victims are fingerprints, DNA samples and odontology records.
He is also a member of the prestigious American Society of Forensic Odontology and passed FDS RCS examinations of British Royal College of Surgeons in 1996.
Public Dental Clinic, Varberg, Sweden, ** Institute of Odontology, Section for Cariology, Endodontics, Paediatric Dentistry and Clinical Genetics, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The other two members are Professor Lakshman Samaranayake, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong, Director of the Prince Philip Dental Hospital, King James IV Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Professor Mariano Sanz, Dean and Head of the Faculty of Odontology at the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain and former President of the Association for Dental Education in Europe.