dental records


: the information about a person's teeth that a dentist has

Examples of dental records in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only 22 Camp fire victims were identified using conventional methods, including fingerprints, dental records and surgical devices, such as knee replacements, breast implants and pacer machines, according to a 2020 study in the Journal of Forensic Sciences. Jenny Jarvie, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Sep. 2023 Forensic anthropologists may use dental records and fingerprints to help confirm a person's identity. Jon Schuppe, NBC News, 19 Aug. 2023 Though dental records are often the first choice for identification, especially in a time when many are stored and available electronically, rapid DNA tests can provide matches within 30 minutes, according to experts. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2023 Authorities can use dental records or X-rays to identify victims, Baden said. Alexandra E. Petri, Los Angeles Times, 14 Aug. 2023 Authorities used dental records to identify the skull as Paige's. Quinlan Bentley, The Courier-Journal, 5 Aug. 2023 Fontes was eventually identified through dental records, per CBS 12. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 4 Aug. 2023 On Tuesday, the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim through dental records as Aydil Barbosa Fontes, according to the affidavit. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 3 Aug. 2023 Authorities used dental records to confirm the remains belonged to Paige. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 18 July 2023 See More

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“Dental records.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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