Forensic identification tool in dental removable prosthodontics

Adélia Fernandes, André Correia, Ana Margarida Silva, Cristina Figueiredo*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The aim of this research was to help in the identification of individuals for medico-legal purposes by introducing an identification method in a dental prosthesis. For this purpose this research compares two different systems: a T microchip transponder and a QR code. The QR code was printed in three different materials: paper, aluminium-titanium and chrome-cobalt plaques. All of the materials were analysed respecting the possible location, the response to the action of temperature and the efficiency of the reading method. The tests performed allowed to identify differences between methods. The chrome-cobalt plaque was the one that presented better mechanical properties when subjected to the action of temperature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIRF2018
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 6th international conference on Integrity-Reliability-Failure
Place of PublicationPorto
PublisherUniversidade do Porto
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789892083131
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event6th International Conference on Integrity-Reliability-Failure - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 22 Jul 201826 Jul 2018


Conference6th International Conference on Integrity-Reliability-Failure
Abbreviated titleIRF


  • Biomechanics
  • Human identification
  • Forensic dentistry
  • Dental prosthesis
  • Removable prosthodontics


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