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Rom J Leg Med23(1)37-42(2015)
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Study on forensic dental identification methods by labeling prosthetic restorations

C. L. Stefanescu, M. F. Popa, L. S. Candea, I. Parlica

Abstract: Positive identification by labeled prosthetic implants plays a key role in dental forensic identifying. Marking prosthesis was considered an important part of forensic dentistry, although no standardized method has been followed so far. The purpose of this study was the discovery and testing if different ways of applying the identification code (PIN) on prosthetic restorations as safe and sustainable methods to help indefinitely at the identifying of the person, taking into account the oral status of the population which varies in different countries, wearing total prosthesis is becoming a reality for the foreseeable future. To do this, we chose 4 patients aged between 46-77 years, wearing mobile acrylic prosthetics, who came to a social center for oral rehabilitation of their prosthetic works. Thus, for each patient we noted the following data: personal ID number, origin - urban or rural environment - and the type of applied work, taking into account a number of factors used in practice of identification technique addressed in our study, such as the difficulty in performing the technical marking, duration of the execution, the material used for marking the identification code, marking endurance over time and last but not least, marking appliance costs.
Keywords: forensic identification, personal identification number (PIN), prosthetic, engraving, inscriptioning, embedding.

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