Developing, Visualization, and Reporting a Combined 2D+3D Automated Dental Biometrics Identification System for Forensic Odontology
Subadult Ancestry Estimation Using Craniometrics, Macromorphoscopics, Odontometrics, and Dental Morphology
Examination of "skeletonized" or otherwise compromised human remains to assess age, gender, height and ancestry; identify injuries; and estimate the time since death give information that can assist investigators in identifying a victim. In addition, examination of the development, anatomy and any restorative dental corrections of the teeth, such as fillings, can help comparative identification of a person. NIJ funds research to improve the technologies, techniques, and application of forensic anthropology and dentistry (odontology).