Dry skulls Orthopantomography (OPG) are frequently used on scientific research or forensic investigations. It is stated that the use of the dental methods is a reliable tool when other identification methods fail. The human dentition and its features can give the forensic team a large number of singularities that can prove, by direct comparison that a body under examination is indeed a supposed individual once examined. This is the baseline for dental identification. In these situations, the antemortem (AM) radiologic data presented will determine the radiological exams to be conducted. Since the quality of the AM radiographs presented cannot be controlled, one must try to produce similar images with the best quality as possible. As a result of better hygiene habits, water fluoridation, advances on Dentistry preventive practices and greater access of the population to it, a decrease on the number of restorations can be noted, especially among the younger individuals.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information.The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Last date updated on July, 2014