Primary Tooth Development in Infancy: A Text and Atlas describes the initial phase of human dentition. It includes more than 1,500 photographs of fetal and infant teeth up to the age of one year. The book presents each step in the developmental phases in photographs accompanied by concise explanatory text. The teeth are photographed from six different aspects: labial, lingual, mesial, distal, incisal, and from the root direction and includes CT images in some cases.
Topics covered include morphology and development of primary dentition, discrimination criteria for human dentitions, forensic importance of direct and indirect measuring techniques, dental identification and age estimation from teeth, achieving dental evidence from oral autopsy, and age estimation formulae. The book also discusses the neonatal line concept of intrauterine life accompanied by corresponding scanning electron microscope photographs.
A supplementary software program for age estimation from dental measurements can also be used in conjunction with the material in this text. Meticulously prepared by a team of experts, this atlas is a valuable tool for odontologists, pediatricians, pedodontists, forensic scientists, and dental anthropologists.
Table of Contents
Human Dentition and Notation
Functions of Dental Structures
Dental Discrimination, Notation and Recording
Photographing and Measuring Techniques for Dental Evidence
Forensic Importance of Dental Evidence
Scaling for Dental Evidences During Photographing
Photographing Technique for Dental Evidence
Measuring Techniques for Dental Evidence
Morphology and Development of Primary Dentition
Discrimination of Dentition
Morphology of Primary Dentition
The Development of the Primary Dentition
Dental Identification and Age Estimation from Teeth
Achieving Dental Evidence from Oral Autopsy
Identification from Teeth
Age Estimation Software
P. Sema Aka, BDS, PhD, is a retired professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and Faculty of Medicine as well as in the Department of Forensic Medicine, Branch of Forensic Odontology at the University of Ankara, Turkey. She is also president of the Forensic Odontology Committee of the Forensic Scientists Society in Ankara.
Murat Yagan, MD, is a forensic medicine specialist at The Council of Forensic Medicine, Directorship of Afyonkarahisar Agency Department in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey.
Nergis Canturk, MD, is a forensic medicine specialist as well as an associate professor and head of Department of Criminalistics at the University of Ankara, Turkey.
Rukiye Dagalp, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Ankara, Turkey.
"… I am fully confident that the authors have produced a flawless work that will fulfill the expected requirements in the field of forensic dentistry and identification studies, and enlighten the world of science with this Atlas."
—From the Foreword by Prof. I. Hamit Hanci, Professor, Forensic Medicine Specialist, Head of the Institute of Forensic Sciences, Ankara University, Previous President of the Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, President of the Forensic Scientists Society, Ankara, Turkey