alexa Enamel Shade: A Bright Future in Age Estimation

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Enamel Shade: A Bright Future in Age Estimation

Teeth are useful indicators of age-at-death and non-destructive methods ensure preservation of dental evidentiary material which could be used for court presentation. Aims and objectives: To evaluate correlation between the enamel color and chronological age. To estimate the age of an individual from enamel color.

Forensic science is not local but global; which works in concert to address criminal justice issues, terrorism, missing persons, child abuse, and in mass disaster scenarios, refugees with disputed birth records. It is relevant not only in routine casework but also in mass fatalities resulting from natural phenomena (e.g. tsunami) and man-made catastrophes (e.g. terror attack). Dental profile can be developed from a person’s mouth and teeth. It gives us an idea of racial characteristics like Asian and Native American populations as they have shovelled shaped incisors.

For more details: Metgud R, Payal, Naik S (2015) Enamel Shade: A Bright Future in Age Estimation. J Forensic Res 6:302. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000302

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