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Type: Journal article
Title: Forensic odontology involvement in disaster victim identification
Author: Berketa, J.
James, H.
Lake, A.
Citation: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, 2012; 8(2):148-156
Publisher: Humana Press, Inc.
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1547-769X
1556-2891
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John William Berketa, Helen James, Anthony W. Lake
Abstract: Forensic odontology is one of three primary identifiers designated by Interpol to identify victims of mass casualty events. Forensic odontology is involved in all five phases-Scene, Postmortem, Antemortem, Reconciliation and Debrief. Forward planning, adequate funding, international cooperation and standardization are essential to guarantee an effective response. A Standard Operation Procedure should be utilized to maximize quality, facilitate occupation and health issues, maintain security and form a structure to the relief program. Issues that must be considered in the management of the forensic odontology component of disaster victim identification are given in "Appendix 1". Each stage of the disaster, from initial notification to debrief, is analyzed and a comprehensive checklist of actions suggested.
Keywords: Forensic odontology; Disaster victim identification; Disaster management; Checklist
Rights: © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
RMID: 0020118963
DOI: 10.1007/s12024-011-9279-9
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