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Forensic Skull Identification — NEW !

Forensic skull identification

Forensic analysis of age, sex and other jaw and dental characteristics
SEE  (Forensic_anthropology)

INTRODUCTION

I am going to introduce you to the skull of a female–a real person who lived and breathed, and then I will tell you some things about her including her name? :-)

She was born around 1875 and lived to be about 85.  She died in Philadelphia Pennsylvania somewhere around when I bought her skull, partitioned for teaching purposes  in to four pieces, for a cost of $45 in 1963 from the anatomy class lab manager in Temple Dental School.  She donated her body, (I prefer to believe), to the Temple Dental School for teaching purposes, i.e., for students like me to learn human anatomy.

I know some things about her because of her teeth and the shape and size of her skull—especially the wear on her back molars (grinding teeth) which is a dead giveaway (pardon the expression), that she was quite old. You will see that she has an acquired “dental open bite” superimposed on an excessively advances upper jaw–most likely a developmental (genetic) deviation.

This X-ray image is an example of a true “skeletal open bite”skeletal open bite

The above is a “Lateral Head”  X-ray  showing a true Skeletal Open Bite (SOB): the open bite shown here was caused by an excess vertical (downward)  direction of growth at the back of the jaws. A Severe Skeletal Open Bite

She’s especially dear to me because we have “been together” from 1965-present.  I have consulted her often. She has taught me much. So I named her Tahwtmee Alotte. She has truly taught me a lot over the 45 years I have owned her.  Today, in mint-condition, you would pay $1500-$2000 to purchase such a skull.

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Note the extent of dental wear in this side view of her bite

 

IMG_7225The Cusp  of her back three molars are almost worn flat

Look at how flat the Molars have been worn down. She was old—83+ (my forensic guess) Right sideIMG_7215

If  you could hold her skull in YOUR hands you could see by the size of her head and other skeletal characteristics how “gracile” her bones are. That is why she is undoubtedly female, and except for her dental problems I wager she was an attractive woman because her bones are beautifully proportioned. No doubt she was reluctant to smile and many people who looked at her thought she was both grim-looking and lackng intelligence  because people with this problem tend to constantly try to ether  keep their lips pressed tightly together or permit their lower lip to hang loosely open.: Take a look at the faces of people who have a similar condition–they may be happy, but they certainly do not give that appearance.IMG_7218

 

She is a good example of a skeletal (developmental -genetic) excessively forward upper jaw (Skeletal Classification II) with an “Open Bite” that she may have acquired early in life due to sucking her thumb or thrusting  her tongue (about 1500 times each day) between her teeth. This combination of deviations is not common in the orthodontist’s office.IMG_7221

Notice the bony loss (recession) in her lower and upper teeth. She lost these teeth and bone as a result of advance gum disease (periodontitis). You can see the bone that held her lower teeth are receded/eroded.  However, she was no doubt too poor to afford  the treatment necessary to save her teeth.

Tahwtme has a mixed SOB: (Her upper jaw developed more forward than her lower jaw and evidence can be seen in the forward position of her upper molar teeth in bite.  That her front teeth lean out and are pushed up (“Open Bite”) is also apparent. Front pictures show that she had spaces which might have been caused by thrusting he tongue forward.IMG_7224

  Cause of death unknown.

Not every case requires having a lateral head x-ray (also called a “Cephalometric” X-ray). Any time such an X-ray is taken it is subject to some analysis whose size and angular norms were derived from samples of persons.

The uniqueness of the Normal Templates used in the Visual-Dx Ceph analysis is that the samples were composed of persons sub-grouped by “skeletal” age and gender”. This kind of study has no peer.  These norms were used in my PhD dissertation to measure and visually allow me as an orthodontist to describe the true differences among adolescents and some adults who had “buck” (Class II, Division 1 malocclusion) compared to children who were  “normal”  (Class I).

Dedicated to Marion Wilton Krogman – my PhD mentor U.Pa. 1969-’71 who was the foremost forensic skeleton analyst in the country.

SEE http://www.drted.com/BuckTeeth%20Class%20II%20division%201%20.PDF

Part 1: AJO  Ted Rothstein. DDS. PhD. and Cecile Yoon-Tarlie. DDS- MSI   (American Journal of Orthodontics) 2000; 117:320-32)

Part II  AJODO (American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics)  Rothstein T, Phan XL: Dental and facial skeletal characteristics and growth of females and males with Class II Division 1 malocclusion between the ages of 10 and 14 (revisited). Part II. Anteroposterior and vertical circum-pubertal growth. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop; 2001 Nov; 120 (5):542-55 PMID: 11709673

OJW for weight loss Webinar-Handout for Dentists

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The WEBINAR-HANDOUT 071915 by DrTed presents the OJW appliance, protocol and rationale invented by Dr. Rothstein to provide this new SAFE, EFFECTIVE method for weight loss. Pay special attention to “Rothstein’s OJW Position of Mandibular Weightlessness” to know why.

This handout represents an introduction to an advanced course on the subject offered by Dr. Ted Rothstein that will lead to certification in providing this service. Dental professionals are taught to provide this service as part of the Healthcare team that includes the OJW provider, the patient’s physician, dentist, dietitian, psychologist and/or psychiatrist and bariatric surgeon when warranted

 

Ted Rothstein DDS PhD
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics
and Dentofacial Orthopedics: Adults & Children
Specialist in Orthodontic Jaw Wiring
American Association of Orthodontists–Life-active
161 Atlantic Ave. Ste. 1 Cor. Clinton St., Bklyn 11201
7188521551 
www.drted.com drted35@aol.com
YouTube: (The Five Star Orthodontist), LinkedIn, Facebook Photos

http://drted.com/analysis-of-jaw-deviation/

Analysis of Size and Position of the skull, Jaws and Dentition in the vertical and horizontal planes

Use of  the Visual-Dx Ceph method invented by  Ted Rothstein DDS PhD

PRESS RELEASE:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/BuckTeeth/ClassIIMalocclusion/prweb8568911.htm

 

 

 

 

Analytic tools derived from my PhD thesis  U. Pa. 1973: Include the “Normal Standard” #3 Fem 14 y/o  and the summary and the Visual-Dx Ceph analysis sheet.

 

Measuring and analyzing begins with by taking a lateral head X-ray of the patient’s skull and jaw:

 

Then creating a tracing of it and marking off the “natural” and “derived” landmarks typically used by orthodontists (EAM, Ar, S, Na, A, B, Gn, Pog, Gn,  Me Go, Ar. etc. the most significant measuring points.

 

 My tracing of the patient’s x-ray

 One of six templates: Normal Females age 10, 12; Fem 14 (shown here) and Normal Males 10, Male 12 and  Male 14

 

 The Normal for a Female 14 years old

Here is shown a standard TEMPLATE showing a Normal 14 y/o F:  In the female skull, growth is 97% complete by Skeletal age 14.  + marks show one standard deviation of the landmark point (horizontally and vertically) in  a sample N= close to 50 in all six samples.

The tracing is placed over the STANDARD (NORMAL) in a variety of ways to help the student (me) understand what the size and positional deviations are in the individual as represented in the tracing when compared with the standard.

 

Tracing of patient’s skull superimposed over the Normal Female Template. NOTE: How much the patient’s chin extends vertically down beyond the “Normal” Template chin.

 

This analysis can measure in angles and distances. But its main advantage is that you can visualize the deviation and report the divergences in “Standard deviations” (Visual-Dx ceph analysis.)

 

 Assembling the positional and size facts.

Purchase price for the set of six standard templates is $300

Not every case requires having a lateral head x-ray (also called a “Cephalometric” X-ray). Any time such an X-ray is taken it is subject to some analysis whose size and angular norms were derived from samples of persons.

The uniqueness of the Normal Templates used in the Visual-Dx Ceph analysis is that the samples were composed of persons sub-grouped by “skeletal” age and gender”. This kind of study has no peer.  These norms were used in my PhD dissertation to measure and visually allow me as an orthodontist to describe the true differences among adolescents and some adults who had “buck” (Class II, Division 1 malocclusion) compared to children who were  “normal”  (Class I).

Dedicated to Marion Wilton Krogman – my PhD mentor U.Pa. 1969-’71 who was the foremost forensic skeleton analyst in the country.

SEE http://www.drted.com/BuckTeeth%20Class%20II%20division%201%20.PDF

Part 1: AJO  Ted Rothstein. DDS. PhD. and Cecile Yoon-Tarlie. DDS- MSI   (American Journal of Orthodontics) 2000; 117:320-32)

Part II  AJODO (American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics)  Rothstein T, Phan XL: Dental and facial skeletal characteristics and growth of females and males with Class II Division 1 malocclusion between the ages of 10 and 14 (revisited). Part II. Anteroposterior and vertical circum-pubertal growth. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop; 2001 Nov; 120 (5):542-55 PMID: 11709673

March 17, 2016

Ted Rothstein DDS PhD
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics
and Dentofacial Orthopedics: Adults & Children
Specialist in Orthodontic Jaw Wiring
American Association of Orthodontists–Life-active
161 Atlantic Ave. Ste. 1 Cor. Clinton St., Bklyn 11201
7188521551 www.drted.com     drted35@aol.com
YouTube: (The Five Star Orthodontist), LinkedIn, Facebook Photos 

 

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