Mensagem dos Autores

Motivados pelo desenvolvimento da Odontologia Legal no Brasil, os autores tiveram a iniciativa de agregar mais uma ferramenta de convergência da classe pericial odontológica com o intuito de divulgar notícias, eventos, trabalhos científicos, além de contribuir para a discussão e troca de experiências entre os praticantes da perícia odontolegal. Contamos com todos para tornarmos este Blog um centro de encontro e de crescimento profissional.

domingo, 6 de abril de 2014

Failures in dental prosthesis: dentists perception of the involved legal aspects

This aim of this study was to verify the level of knowledge of prosthodontics specialists from the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, concerning the failures of prosthetic works, and to provide a reflection on the type of responsibility assumed by the prosthodontist during the dental treatment. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study with a non-probabilistic sample, conducted through questionnaires with closed and open questions. The data was analyzed using the Fisher’s Exact Test (p value < or = 0.005). The sample consisted of 143 questionnaires. The statistical analysis evidenced that the dentists with up to 15 years of professional practice assign the responsibility of failures most often to the laboratory (p = 0.001) and to the patient (p = 0.021), but over the years this trend is reversed. The prosthodontists included in the study proved to have an adequate knowledge of issues that pervade the failures in the prosthodontics specialty. In relation to the parameters of the professional responsibility, it is necessary to consider the type of duty assumed by the prosthodontist as for the responsibility of means. Article published in: Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences Maringá, v. 36, n. 1, p. 123-127, Jan.-June, 2014


quarta-feira, 26 de março de 2014

Evaluation of palatal rugoscopy in dentulous and edentulous cases for human identification in forensic dentistry

The search for identity is based on a set of characteristics, which defines the uniqueness of a person. Principles such as classificability, immutability, persistence, practicability and uniqueness must be considered when applying an identification technique. This study aimed to evaluate the use of palatal rugoscopy in dentulous and edentulous volunteers, with or without upper removable denture, for purposes of human identification. In this study 60 subjects were asked to give dental casts and photography of the upper dental arch, defined in the following groups: Group A (n = 30, edentulous patients with full upper removable dentures) and Group B (n = 30, dentulous without upper removable partial denture). The rugoscopy analysis method used was Martins-dos-Santos classification, for checking the applicability and success in human identification. It was found that it is possible to use this technique and it has an application of 40% in the group A and 86.66% in the group B. In conclusion, the identification method by palatal rugoscopy is satisfactory for dentulous patients, however in cases of tooth loss and friction cases generated by prosthetic devices, the region of the palate lose its characteristics, but even then it is still possible to be applied. Article published in: Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences Maringá, v. 36, n. 1, p. 119-122, Jan.-June, 2014 


domingo, 16 de março de 2014

Radiographic alterations of the frontal sinus morphology according to variations of the vertical angle in posteroanterior radiographs of the skul

ABSTRACT. The frontal sinuses play a highly relevant role in comparative human identification processes. Since forensic radiology is a branch in the forensic sciences, adequate radiological analysis of the frontal sinuses is essential for comparative human identifications. The current study investigates radiographic morphological changes in the frontal sinuses according to vertical angle distortions in posteroanterior (PA) radiographs. A standard PA radiograph of the skull of an adult was obtained. Eight addition PA radiographs were taken at different vertical angles. Frontal sinuses were analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively according to Ribeiro´s (2000) technique. Both qualitative and quantitative analyses revealed significant image distortions. Further, overlapping anatomical structures were reported when PA radiographs were analyzed in negative angulation distortions (from -10° to -40°). Positive and negative angular distortions up to 20º slightly affected the qualitative morphological analysis. However, 10° positive and negative distortions provided a significant interference in quantitative analysis and impaired the measuring process. Most forensic techniques for the analysis of frontal sinuses comprise measurements of morphological distances. Distortions of approximately 10° or over in vertical angulation of cranial PA radiographs should be avoided so that more accurate comparative human identifications could be achieved. Article published in: Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences Maringá, v. 36, n. 1, p. 113-117, Jan.-June, 2014. 


sábado, 8 de março de 2014

Manual de Técnicas em Necropsia Médico-Legal

Edição: 1a. 
Ano: 2009
Autor: Prestes Jr. Luiz Carlos - Ancillotti, Roger
Páginas: 208 
Editora: Rubio
Assunto: medicina-legal---deontologia

Muito bem ilustrado e didaticamente elaborado, Manual de Técnicas em Necropsia Médico-Legal pretende ser uma fonte de consulta útil ao estudo das técnicas de necropsia e ao preparo para concursos neste campo, além de constituir fundamental auxílio àqueles que militam nas áreas da medicina, do direito e das ciências criminais conexas. Sumário 1. História da Necropsia no Brasil 2. Aspectos legais e éticos da necropsia 3. Instrumental utilizado em necropsia 4. Biossegurança 5. Técnicas de necropsia 6. Vias de acesso para o exame odonto-legal 7. Técnicas de conservação de cadáveres 8. Rotina de funcionamento do Instituto Médico-Legal Afrânio Peixoto.

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sexta-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2014

Bitemark x DNA

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 20 years after listening as a jury found him guilty of a murder he denied committing, Gerard Richardson on Tuesday heard a judge apologetically dismiss his case after DNA testing showed that a bite mark that played a key role in his conviction couldn't be linked to him.
"I wish I had words for this event, but I don't," state Superior Court Judge Julie Marino said. "You've been through a tremendous ordeal, one that none of us in this room can relate to. I hope this won't be the defining moment of your life, but that it becomes an anecdote."
Richardson was released on bail in late October on the strength of DNA testing done by the Innocence Project that showed that a bite mark taken from the back of the victim in 1994 couldn't be matched to Richardson.
Richardson was convicted largely on the bite-mark evidence, but defense attorneys have increasingly challenged such evidence in recent years. An Associated Press analysis this year found that at least two dozen defendants either convicted or charged with rape and murder using bite mark evidence have been exonerated since 2000.


quarta-feira, 8 de janeiro de 2014

Medicina Legal

Informações do produto
Edição: 9a. 
Ano: 2011
Autor: França, Genival Veloso de 
Páginas: 736 
Editora: Guanabara Koogan
Assunto: medicina-legal---deontologia
ISBN: 9788527716932

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quinta-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2013

X Congreso Anual da Sociedade Argentina de Odontologia Legal