Journal article

Evaluation of two dental identification computer systems: DAVID and WinID3.

SH Al-Amad, JG Clement, MJ McCullough, A Morales, AJ Hill

J Forensic Odontostomatol | Published : 2007


Human identification, by comparing dental characteristics, is considered to be one of the most reliable, accurate and rapid methods of resolving the identity of visually un-identifiable deceased persons. In recent decades computer programs have evolved to aid odontologists by suggesting records that have similar dental features. The aim of the present study was to compare two of those programs; Disaster And Victim IDentification (DAVID) and WinID3 in terms of effectiveness, accuracy and speed of data entry and to further compare them with the efficiency of the classical method of manually matching postmortem and antemortem dental records. An open disaster was simulated whereby 52 fragmented ..

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