Forensic Odontologists

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They usually work as regular dentists much of the time, performing forensic examinations as needed at the request of local law enforcement or the medical examiner. In death cases, the forensic odontologist may go to the crime or disaster scene.

Otherwise, the measurements and x-rays are taken as part of the autopsy.
Since crimes and disasters can happen at any time, a forensic odontologist “on call” must be ready to work long hours, day or night, on holidays and on weekends.
The work is highly detailed, demands extremely fine motor skills and requires extraordinary precision and accuracy. Complex equipment, including computers, microscopes and other technologies, may be used in the identification process.
Forensic odontology requires attention to detail and the ability to work patiently to complete a lengthy process step-by-step without rushing.
Accurate and complete records must be kept, and the forensic odontologist must be able to make conclusions based solely on the physical evidence available.
Such close involvement with the investigation of crimes and mass disasters can be emotionally disturbing.

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