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Forensic Odontology Quiz


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Hardened connective tissue that makes up the majority of a tooth and gives it it’s shape; surround the pulp cavity and is covered by enamel in the crown and by cementum in the root.

A. Pulp

B. Root

C. Dentin

D. Enamel


The outer covering of the crown of a tooth,made up of calcium carbonate and calcium phosphate.

A. Cementum

B. Crown

C. Pulp

D. Enamel


If a mass death occurs and many people die at the same place, How would the bodies be identified/

A. DNA analysis

B. Fingerprints

C. Dental records

D. Photographs


The center of the tooth, where nerves, tissues, and blood can be found, is called the

A. Cementum

B. Root

C. Pulp

D. Crown


How many teeth does a child have with a full set of deciduous teeth?

A. 32

B. 20

C. 25

D. 30


These teeth have the largest surface area with which to leave a potential bite, and they are located in the near the back.

A. incisors

B. premolars

C. molars

D. canines


The study of the anatomy and growth of teeth and diseases associated with the teeth and gums.

A. Entomology

B. Pathology

C. Anthropology

D. Odontology


The teeth that are shown focused on are called

A. canines

B. incisors

C. premolars

D. molars


The portion of the tooth that is covered in enamel and is situated above the gum.

A. Neck

B. Crown

C. Pulp

D. Enamel


Your “front teeth” are called

A. canines

B. incisors

C. premolars

D. cuspids


The pattern made by a particular set of teeth.

A. Braces

B. Headgear

C. Dental X-Ray Pattern

D. Dentition Pattern


The covered bottom half of the tooth, which is cemented into the mandible(jawbone), is called the –

A. Cementum

B. Root

C. Pulp

D. Crown


The exposed top half of the tooth,with a hard mineral covering to protect the tooth, is called the –

A. Cementum

B. Root

C. Pulp

D. Crown


How many teeth does an adult has?

A. 20

B. 24

C. 30

D. 32


What is the middle layer of the tooth?

A. enamel – strong protective layer

B. dentin

C. ligaments

D. pulp – contains blood vessels and nerves


Identification using dental remains can be significant because teeth can survive through _________, while other vital organs, tissues, and fluids in the body may not.

A. extreme temperatures

B. acid treatment

C. decomposition

D. all 3 answer choices


The area between the root and the crown of the tooth

A. Neck

B. Pulp

C. Root

D. Dentin


The first step in recording a bitemark involves this step, which uses a scale for reference

A. Photo

B. Model Cast

C. Impression

D. Transparency




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