Mass disasters. Part 1. Role of the general dentist.

de Villiers C.J. ; Phillips V.M. (2002)


In this article, the first of two on the involvement of dentists in a mass disaster, the focus is primarily on mass disasters in general, some common characteristics and types of disasters, those agencies or individuals involved in the management of a disaster, the different phases of a disaster and the position of the forensic dental identification team (FDIT). Part 2 will deal with the functions, responsibilities and jurisdiction of the FDIT during the various phases of a disaster and more specifically immediately after the disaster.

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