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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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In addition to deploying, he provides daily administrative and logistic support to 31 anthropologists and 4 odontologists (dentists), all of whom have advanced degrees and specialized experience.
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.
Second, by assisting a practicing forensic odontologist in examining and recovering data from the dead body.
Police called in a forensic odontologist who extracted a molar from the skull.
As a key member of the identification team, the forensic odontologist takes an active part in all phases of the identification process.
Detective Superintendent Alan Betts of Hampshire Police told the press briefing yesterday: ``This afternoon dental comparisons were carried out at the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke by a forensic odontologist.
I am being assisted in the examination of these remains by a number of experts, including a forensic anthropologist, archaeologist, and odontologist.
117) There was also a bite mark on Havens' right breast that a forensic odontologist determined with medical certainty that Tuggle inflicted while Havens was still alive.
Craig Savin, Reconstructive DDS, Forensic Odontologist for DMORT, NDMS, DHHS & FEMA, FBI NCIC, and Expert Witness.
As a dental hygienist in forensics, Brookshire says that she would assist the dentist and odontologist in doing the dental charting and radiographs on a person who is deceased.
Here, Cat Ferry is a New Orleans forensic odontologist.
Detective Superintendent Alan Betts of Hampshire Police said yesterday: ``Dental comparisons were carried out at the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke by a forensic odontologist.