Journal of Forensic Research

ISSN: 2157-7145

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Prasad K


  • Research Article
    Teeth in Fire - Morphologic and Radiographic Alterations: An In Vitro Study
    Author(s): Priyanka S, Prasad K, Raghavendra B, Avinash K and Arati PPriyanka S, Prasad K, Raghavendra B, Avinash K and Arati P

    Teeth are the components of the body that often survive severe fires because of their high resistant composition and also because they are protected by the soft and hard tissues of the face. The damage caused by heat can make medico legal identification of human remains difficult in mass disasters associated with fire. The morphologic and radiographic evaluation of dental remains represents a significant aspect in the forensic identification process, particularly after an exposure to fire. Aim: The aim of this ''in vitro'' study was to evaluate the morphologic and radiographic features of teeth after exposure to an experimental range of high temperatures. Methods: A total of 60 extracted permanent teeth were exposed to heat in an Unident digital muffle furnace at five different temperatures (100, 300, 500, 700 and 1000°C). B.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000277

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