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TSUCHIYA, Mário Jorge et al. Human identification through the analysis of dental records registered in the context of a Dental Institution. RGO, Rev. gaúch. odontol. (Online) [online]. 2013, vol.61, n.3, pp. 189-193. ISSN 1981-8637.

Forensic Dentistry is a dental science with a broad field of activities, one of the most important is human identification. One of the main methodological resources to identify carbonized human remains is the comparative analysis of the dental records - antemortem data - with the postmortem data found in the remains. Specifically in this case it was possible to unveil the person's identity with the aid of a detailed radiographic image obtained in the emergency sector of a dental institution. It must be stressed however, that the dental records of this patient (with the dental treatment planning and anamnesis) were carelessly registered or even incomplete. It is important to note that the emergency services have the duty of not neglecting the process of obtaining information to fill the dental files of their patients, as this would turn the human identification process almost impossible, with dire personal, social, juridical and humanitarian consequences.

Palavras-chave : Clinical record.; Forensic anthropology.; Forensic dentistry.; Radiography; dental.; Cadáver.; Ficha clínica.; Antropologia forense.; Odontologia legal.; Radiografia dentária..

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