IDENTIFICATION

FORENSIC DENTISTRY

Age Determination:
Deciduous dentition – cmpeted at 3 years
Fully erupted third molars (wisdom teeth) – 17 years
Third molar root complete – > 22- 24 years
Exceedingly difficult beyond age 20 years.

Fingerprinting
Pioneers: Faulds, Herschel, Galton (1892), Vucetich, Henry
NCIC 1980’s
AFIS 1970’s

Anthropology
Humerus Head: M > 47 mm, F < 43 mm
Radial Head: M > 24 mm, F < 21 mm
Femoral Head: M > 45 mm, F < 43 mm
Antero-posterior curve of femur: White bowed forward, Black straighter, Mongoloid distal curve
Anterior torsion of femur: White twisted, Black untwisted, Mongoloid very twisted

Worst ID method: visual