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Case report: An identification of a burn victim by utilizing recent dental extraction healing sites

Norman R. Goodman (Norman R. Goodman is the Chief Deputy Coroner, Chester County, West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA.)

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

In the following case, the identification of a burn victim was aided by examination of the soft tissue areas on the alveolar surfaces, the sites of recent dental extractions and the evaluation of the degree of healing of these extraction sites. A review of the ante‐mortem radiographs and dental records of a suspected person who might be the burn victim revealed a history of recent extractions at the sites noted on the burn victim. This information in addition to the routine odontologic forensic landmarks aided in concluding a positive identification of the burn victim.

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Goodman, N.R. (2000), "Case report: An identification of a burn victim by utilizing recent dental extraction healing sites", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 8-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/09653560010316014

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