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Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 11 (2009), No. 2     15. June 2009
Poster Award Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 11 (2009), No. 2  (15.06.2009)

Poster 448, Language: English


About the importance of odontological documentation of ante-mortem details of two soldiers killed in World War II
A contribution of the German Academy of Forensic Odontostomatology
Kirsch, Hans-Peter
The identification of skeletons by dental means is based on the maceration of the jaws, photography, X-rays, X-ray examination and comparison with AM documents. The case of two German soldiers, killed in World War II and found after more than 60 years, shows the importance of recording odontological details of the armed forces servicemen. Age estimation by different methods, e.g. by the methods of KVAAL and BANG/RAMM, not always lead to accurate results.

Keywords: forensic odontology, age estimation, documentation, identification

Conference/Exhibition:
25.-26. September 2008
The Annual A.F.I.O. Meeting on Forensic Odontology - XVIII ème Congrès A.F.I.O.
Nantes, France