Forensic and Legal Dentistry

Forensic and Legal Dentistry

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This book both explains in detail diverse aspects of the law as it relates to dentistry and examines key issues in forensic odontostomatology. A central aim is to enable the dentist to achieve a realistic assessment of the legal situation and to reduce uncertainties and liability risk. To this end, experts from across the world discuss the dental law in their own countries, covering both civil and criminal law and highlighting key aspects such as patient rights, insurance, and compensation. In the section on forensic odontostomatology, extensive guidance is provided on development of the dentition, clinical findings and documentation, personal identification, age estimation, and the nature and significance of bite, tooth, and lip marks. This book will be an invaluable source of information for all who practice in the field of dentistry as well as forensic scientists, lawyers, investigative and identification authorities, criminologists, prosecutors, insurance agents, and students.Errors especially occur in wisdom tooth extractions and surgical removal of impacted premolar teeth or in connection with ... removed and has caused a fracture in the mandible with a significant dislocation, which was detected after 1 week.

Title:Forensic and Legal Dentistry
Author:Klaus Roetzscher
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-12-11


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