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Orv Hetil. 2016 Mar 13;157(11):430-5. doi: 10.1556/650.2016.30393.

[Forensic analysis of injuries in dentistry].

[Article in Hungarian]

Author information

1
Fogpótlástan Tanszék, Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Fogorvos-tudományi Kar Szeged, Tisza Lajos körút 64-66. 6720.
2
Igazságügyi Orvostani Intézet, Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar Szeged.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Documentation and evaluation of dental injuries in forensic medicine are rather problematic. It needs a professional work up why dental injuries are out of focus, and how the diagnosis, pattern and treatment are influenced by novel approaches of dentistry.

AIM:

The aims of the authors were to characterize dental injuries, to compare their own findings to literature data concerning the type and characteristics of injuries, and propose a diagnostic workflow.

METHOD:

Expert's reports between 2009 and 2013 at the Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Szeged were reviewed.

RESULTS:

Review of about 7000 reports revealed only 20 cases with dental injury, which is in contrast with literature data indicating a significantly higher frequency of dental injuries.

CONCLUSIONS:

Although the number of "dental cases" was low, there were several additional cases where the trauma probably affected the teeth but the injury was not documented. In future more attention is needed in forensic evaluation of the mechanism, therapeutic strategy and prognosis of dental injuries.

KEYWORDS:

dental injury; expert’s opinion in dentistry; fogorvosi szakvélemény; fogsérülés; injury report; kártérítés; látlelet; restitution

PMID:
26947092
DOI:
10.1556/650.2016.30393
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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