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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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11) Trained dental hygienists who choose to work in the capacity of data entry could relieve odontologists of this time-consuming task.
This paper has presented an innovative system specially designed to help odontologists make decisions about retreatment.
The odontologist can also, together with the oral health staff and equipped with resources of the health unit office, establish a planning of prevention for these teeth under greater risk, if necessary.
The effect of natural wear, environmental factors exposure, dental treatments and dental diseases will lead to dentition changes in each individual (7) In a 2003 survey of forensic odontologists, 91 percent of respondents found the human dentition unique and 78 percent believed that the unique dentition would replicate on human skin--findings echoed by diplomats of the American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO).
several years before West began to encounter difficulties with the [American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the American Board of Forensic Odontologists, and the International Association of Identification] and, thus, this evidence, which casts serious doubts as to West's credibility, was not before the jury.
Forensic odontologist Andrew Walker said there were no dental remains he could use to identify two of the bodies.
Liverpool council used the forensic odontologist decision and withdrew child benefits and education from him in November.
Through local or alumni connections, we have been able to bring in a variety of guests, including a district attorney, a forensic odontologist, a DNA expert, and a retired FBI agent and crime writer.
I am sitting at a table with a private investigator, a forensic odontologist (a specialist who can identify human remains by teeth), and a medical examiner, specializing in exhumations, who has the sort of perfect telegenic looks that would destroy her credibility if she were playing the part on TV.
Burn victims, terribly decomposed bodies and skeletal remains may require the services of a forensic odontologist to compare dental records or, lacking those, a forensic anthropologist to evaluate the bones for determination of sex, age and ethnicity.
AJ Mark Gleisner, DDS, MS, is a Forensic Odontologist stationed at the Central Identification Laboratory, HI.
Detective Superintendent Alan Betts, of Hampshire Police, who were responsible for recovering the body, said dental comparisons were carried out at the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke by a forensic odontologist.