Legal Medicine and Dentistry

Abstract

This chapter locates the practice of dentistry in the sphere of legal medicine. It introduces the roles and activities of dental practitioners and the legal principles which inform dental practice. The area of forensic odontology as a branch of legal dentistry is introduced, and the issues relating to both legal dentistry and forensic odontology are discussed. Finally, a Ready Reckoner is provided to offer a summary and a direction for further study.