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Image 1: This is retarded development of the mandibular 3rd premolar. It is trying to emerge between two teeth roots, which were sloughed off postmortem. This is a unique feature that can be used for identification.


Contributed by Dr. Peter Loomis, forensic odontologist at the Office of the Medical Examiner, Albuquerque New Mexico.

Last updated: 2013-10-15
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