forensic science

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forensic science

[fə′ren·sik ′sī·əns]
(forensic science)
The recognition, collection, identification, individualization, and interpretation of physical evidence, and the application of science and medicine for criminal and civil law, or regulatory purposes.
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The original investigation led detectives to consult forensic archaeologists and a forensic dentist.
In cases where ante-mortem records are not currently available, a forensic dentist can create a postmortem dental profile to be saved for any potential future availability or disclosure of ante-mortem records [9].
For example, your teeth can tell a forensic dentist: your age, your gender, your ancestral background, if you played a certain instrument, your dietary habits, and if you were a heavy smoker or not.
He added: "Our forensic dentist has confirmed it is Kim Wall."
Cicero Moraes, a computer graphics designer, and Paulo Miamoto, a forensic dentist and anthropologist, use tomography (or CT scans) as well as a process of photogrammetry, in which hundreds of photographs are taken, to digitally map the preserved skulls.
He is a self- employed Independent Forensic Dentist and an Author specializing in both dental investigation and writing in New York, New York.
Helena Ranta, a Finnish forensic dentist and professor at the University of Helsinki, presented a keynote address and decried the destruction of cultural heritage around the world.
Prof Whittaker, a forensic dentist and former dental surgeon at the Wales Dental School, Cardiff, said: "It is salutary to think that there is every chance that within 40 years the iconic polar bears may have no environment to sustain them and they will no longer roam the polar ice.
A postmortem record is created by a forensic dentist to identify the victim by determining age, ancestry, sex and socio-economic class.
A forensic dentist said the thumb injury was caused by Alyn's teeth and would have been extremely painful.
The Omaha Metropolitan Medical Response System (OMMRS) created a Mass-Fatalities Subcommittee several years ago--chaired by a forensic dentist who is a DMORT member--to enhance planning for a mass-fatalities incident in the Metro Omaha area.