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Title: Clinically Detectable Dental Identifiers Observed in Intra-oral Photographs and Extra-oral Radiographs, Validated for Human Identification Purposes
Authors: Angelakopoulos, Nikolaos
Franco, Ademir
Willems, Guy
Fieuws, Steffen 
Thevissen, Patrick
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: WILEY
Source: JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, 62(4), p. 900-906
Abstract: Screening the prevalence and pattern of dental identifiers contributes toward the process of human identification. This research investigated the uniqueness of clinical dental identifiers in photographs and radiographs. Panoramic and lateral cephalometric radiographs and five intra-oral photographs of 1727 subjects were used. In a target set, two observers examined different subjects. In a subset, both observers examined the same subjects (source set). The distance between source and target subjects was quantified for each identifier. The percentage of subjects in the target set being at least as close as the correct subject was assessed. The number of molars (34.6%), missing teeth (42%), and displaced teeth (59.9%) were the most unique identifiers in photographs and panoramic and lateral cephalometric radiographs, respectively. The pattern of rotated teeth (14.9%) was the most unique in photographs, while displaced teeth was in panoramic (37.6%) and lateral cephalometric (54.8%) radiographs. Morphological identifiers were the most unique, highlighting their importance for human identifications.
Notes: [Angelakopoulos, Nikolaos; Franco, Ademir; Willems, Guy; Thevissen, Patrick] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Forens Dent, Dept Oral Hlth Sci, Kapucijnenvoer 7,Blok B,Box 7001, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium. [Angelakopoulos, Nikolaos; Franco, Ademir; Willems, Guy; Thevissen, Patrick] Univ Hosp Leuven, Dent, Kapucijnenvoer 7,Blok B,Box 7001, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium. [Franco, Ademir] Pontificia Univ Catolica Parana, Sch Life Sci, Dept Dent, Stomatol, Imaculada Conceicao 1155, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. [Fieuws, Steffen] Univ Leuven, KU Leuven, Interuniv Inst Biostat & Stat Bioinformat, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium. [Fieuws, Steffen] Univ Hasselt, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.
Keywords: forensic science; forensic dentistry; identifiers; uniqueness; human identification; morphology;forensic science; forensic dentistry; identifiers; uniqueness; human identification; morphology
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/24318
ISSN: 0022-1198
e-ISSN: 1556-4029
DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13310
ISI #: 000404635600008
Rights: © 2016 American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2018
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