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Medicine - Dentistry | Forensic and Legal Dentistry

Forensic and Legal Dentistry

Roetzscher, Klaus (Ed.)

2014, XVII, 330 p. 200 illus., 48 illus. in color.

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  • Explains in detail diverse aspects of the law as it relates to dentistry
  • Examines key issues in forensic odontostomatology and provides practical guidance
  • Written by experts from across the world, offering an international perspective

There is an increasing need for legal knowledge in the relationship between dentist and patient, as more and more often the dentist and the patient are meeting again in court. It is therefore advisable for the dentist to be familiar with the basics of law as it relates to dentistry, and especially the law of tort (including negligence and breach of duty of care). In addition, of course, dentists may be called upon to give evidence as impartial experts in legal cases.

This book both explains in detail diverse aspects of the law relating to dentistry and examines key issues in forensic odontostomatology. A central aim is to enable the dentist to achieve a realistic assessment of the legal situation and to reduce uncertainties and liability risk. To this end, experts from across the world discuss the dental law in their own countries, covering both civil and criminal law and highlighting key aspects such as patient rights, insurance, and compensation. In the section on forensic odontostomatology, extensive guidance is provided on development of the dentition, clinical findings and documentation, personal identification, age estimation, and the nature and significance of bite, tooth, and lip marks. This book will be an interesting and helpful source of information for all who practice in the field of dentistry as well as forensic scientists, lawyers, investigative and identification authorities, criminologists, prosecutors, insurance agents, and students.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Bite Marks - Dental Law - Forensic Odontostomatology - Identification - International Communication - Liability

Related subjects » Dentistry

Table of contents 

History: History of Forensic and Legal Dentistry.- History of Legal Odontology in Argentina.- History of Legal Odontology and DVI in Australia.- The Role of Dentists in Indonesian Disaster Victim Identification Operations.- Legal Dentistry: Liabilty in Dentistry – Belgium.- General Swiss Legal Bases.- Dental Law in France.- Dental Jurisprudence in Norway and Other Nordic Countries.- Dental Law in Finland.- Forensic Odontology in the United Kingdom.- Legal Aspects Related to Health Care Insurance, Dental Practitioners and Forensic Odontologists in South Africa.- Legal Odontology in Argentina.- Dentistry and Forensic Odontology in Australia.- Dental Law in the USA.- Dental Law in Germany.- Orthodontics.- Child Maltreatment.- Forensic Dentistry: Preliminary Comments.- Clinical Results.- Age Estimation.- Identification.- Organization of Personal Identification.- Clinical Results - Post Mortem.- Bite Marks – Tooth Marks.- Lip Marks.

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Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India

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