faculty: "FNWI" and publication year: "2010"
| Author||L. Van-Leeuwen|
|Title||Age estimation on the basis of Tooth Cementum Annulation|
|Supervisors||R.R.R. Gerretsen, R.R. van Rijn|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Programme||FNWI MSc Forensic science|
|Abstract||In forensic cases, an accurate age at death estimation method is important for the identification of human remains. Tooth Cementum Annulation (TCA) is a promising method, even in poorly preserved or damaged bodies. However, the method is not undisputed yet for the use in forensic casework. |
Cementum is a thin layer of hard tissue covering the dentine of the root and is slowly formed after eruption of the teeth. It is assumed that cementum is formed in dark and pale layers that are added yearly. Age could be estimated by counting these layers and adding the eruption year of the particular element.
The best usable method is still under discussion. Research groups all have own procedures, and the question remains which method should be the state-of-art way of using the TCA method.
Besides there are several factors of influence, that have to be clarified before the method could be used in forensic cases.
To make this possible, quality standards are needed, and therefore a generally accepted guideline concerning quality assurance has to be developed. As a consequence, more research is necessary.
|Document type|| scriptie master|
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