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iDENTIfyme Informative Campaign: Raising Forensic Dental Identification Awareness in the Community
Emilio Nuzzolese
J Prev Med Public Health. 2021;54(3):218-219.   Published online April 20, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.21.081
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The identification of human remains can be performed visually through families and next-of-kin, but it is not advisable to rely only on visual recognition; instead, it is preferable to conduct a forensic comparison of antemortem and postmortem data for primary identifiers (fingerprints, DNA, and dental data). A dental autopsy is particularly valuable in the identification process of skeletonized, carbonized, saponified, and fragmented human remains. The principal challenge in the identification process is the search and collection of antemortem data. To this end, all dental information held on a missing person can represent a precious source of individualizing information that families should share with the police or investigating agencies after reporting a disappearance.
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