Transposition of teeth: A forensic perspective

Nambiar, Supriya and Mogra, Subraya and Shetty, Surendra V. (2014) Transposition of teeth: A forensic perspective. Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences, 6 (3). pp. 151-153. ISSN 0975-1475


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Dental identification plays a key role in mass casualties and is usually based on disturbances of tooth eruption, malocclusions and/or previous dental treatments, changes brought about by age, pathological conditions and developmental disturbances. Tooth transposition is a disturbance of tooth eruption and is defined as change in the position of two adjacent teeth within the same quadrant. This review aims to discuss the prevalence and the etiology of transposition through a literature survey and to discuss its importance and implications as pertaining to the field of forensics. In summary, transposition is a rare and severe positional anomaly that represents a challenge for a dentist. It requires a keen eye on the part of the forensic pathologist to identify the condition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Identification, mass disaster, maxillary canine, tooth transposition
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Orthodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 25 May 2016 15:59
Last Modified: 25 May 2016 15:59

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