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Taurodontism and its forensic value: a case report.
J Forensic Odontostomatol. 2018 Dec 01; 36(2):40-43.JF

Abstract

Taurodontism is an anomaly that affects posterior teeth, vertically increasing the size of the pulp chamber, mimicking the shape of bovine teeth, being only evidenced in diagnostic images. This report describes a case of taurodontism in a mandibular second molar, highlighting the forensic importance of this dental anomaly with relevant potential for human identification, not only for its morphological aspect but also for its relatively low frequency in mandibular second molars. In the case under study, the individual did not have any restored teeth. Thus, the set of diverse imaging modalities is fundamental to identify the anatomy of teeth and roots, the only information that could be used in a hypothetical identification situation, assigning to this anomaly an exceptional relevance as a potential characteristic for positive identification.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Biomedical Service of the Public Ministry of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil.Dental School of Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia/GO, Brazil.Dental School, Campus Flamboyant, Paulista University, Goiânia/GO, Brazil.Salgado de Oliveira University, Niterói/RJ, Brazil.Dental School, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil.Department of Social Dentistry, Dental School of University of São Paulo, São Paulo/SP, Brazil.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30712030

Citation

Marques Fernandes, M, et al. "Taurodontism and Its Forensic Value: a Case Report." The Journal of Forensic Odonto-stomatology, vol. 36, no. 2, 2018, pp. 40-43.
Marques Fernandes M, Ferreira Silva R, De Lucena Botelho T, et al. Taurodontism and its forensic value: a case report. J Forensic Odontostomatol. 2018;36(2):40-43.
Marques Fernandes, M., Ferreira Silva, R., De Lucena Botelho, T., Ribeiro Tinoco, R. L., Fontanella, V., & Nogueira de Oliveira, R. (2018). Taurodontism and its forensic value: a case report. The Journal of Forensic Odonto-stomatology, 36(2), 40-43.
Marques Fernandes M, et al. Taurodontism and Its Forensic Value: a Case Report. J Forensic Odontostomatol. 2018 Dec 1;36(2):40-43. PubMed PMID: 30712030.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Taurodontism and its forensic value: a case report. AU - Marques Fernandes,M, AU - Ferreira Silva,R, AU - De Lucena Botelho,T, AU - Ribeiro Tinoco,R L, AU - Fontanella,V, AU - Nogueira de Oliveira,R, Y1 - 2018/12/01/ PY - 2019/2/4/entrez PY - 2019/2/4/pubmed PY - 2019/2/16/medline SP - 40 EP - 43 JF - The Journal of forensic odonto-stomatology JO - J Forensic Odontostomatol VL - 36 IS - 2 N2 - Taurodontism is an anomaly that affects posterior teeth, vertically increasing the size of the pulp chamber, mimicking the shape of bovine teeth, being only evidenced in diagnostic images. This report describes a case of taurodontism in a mandibular second molar, highlighting the forensic importance of this dental anomaly with relevant potential for human identification, not only for its morphological aspect but also for its relatively low frequency in mandibular second molars. In the case under study, the individual did not have any restored teeth. Thus, the set of diverse imaging modalities is fundamental to identify the anatomy of teeth and roots, the only information that could be used in a hypothetical identification situation, assigning to this anomaly an exceptional relevance as a potential characteristic for positive identification. SN - 2219-6749 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30712030/Taurodontism_and_its_forensic_value:_a_case_report_ L2 - http://www.iofos.eu/Journals/JFOS Dec18/JFOS_2-2018_40.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -