The major role of forensic odontology is to identify an unknown body by means of dental evidence.
This method provides a positive identification.
The importance of forensic odontology was especially recognized through the identification of the victims of the JAL crash in 1985.
With this as a start, police dental surgeon system and Japanese Society of Forensic Odontology were founded and fulfilled an important function.
In this paper, the history. education and present condition of forensic odontology in Japan are described.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dentisterie, Aspect médicolégal, Médecine légale, Identification, Homme, Formation professionnelle, Historique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dentistry, Forensic aspect, Legal medicine, Identification, Human, Occupational training, Case history
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0378574
Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 10/04/1997.