Identification of victims from the M/S Estonia

  title={Identification of victims from the M/S Estonia},
  author={Helena Soomer and Helena Ranta and Antti Penttil{\"a}},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
Abstract With 852 victims from 17 different countries, the sinking of the Estonia was Europe’s most severe passenger ferry disaster. [] Key Result Dental identification was established in 57 cases (60%).
Thai tsunami victim identification overview to date.
  • H. James
  • Medicine
    The Journal of forensic odonto-stomatology
  • 2005
The contribution of forensic odontology to the identification process conducted in Thailand in response to the tsunami devastation is presented in a composite of short reports focused on the five phases associated with disaster victim identification.
Forensic Dentistry in Disaster Victim Identification
This review summarizes the main aspects of forensic dentistry and its contribution to the identification of disaster victims and Pub Med and Scopus databases have been used as information sources.
Review article: Tsunami 2004 - a review of one year of continuous forensic medical work for victim identification
The different steps of forensic medical, odonto-stomatological and molecular genetic investigations beginning at the end of 2004 with the identification of a small number of victims and ending with the closing of the TTVI IMC (Thai Tsunami Victim Identification Information Management Center) in Phuket one year later are described and critically discussed.
Importance of dental records for victim identification following the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster in Thailand
Thailand Disaster Victim Identification Unit, Police Forensic Science, Royal Thai Police, Rama1 Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.
The Knowledge Level of Dentists in Turkey About Their Potential Role on the Disaster Victims Identification (DVI) Team
The findings show that, although dentists know about the identification process, they do not have enough relevant knowledge.
Victim Identification in the Tsunami Disaster in Thailand (การพิสูจน์เอกลักษ์บุคคลจากภัยพิบัติสึนามิของประเทศไทย)
Overall success rate of Thailand tsunami victim identification was 92.8 percent within three years of operation, and fingerprints were the most effectively used among the antemortem evidence available, followed by dental, DNA and physical appearance.
Dental Evidence as a Sole Human Identifier in World Disasters: A Literature Review with Emphasis on the 2004 Tsunami Disaster
  • S. Al-Amad
  • Medicine
    Arab Journal of Forensic Sciences & Forensic Medicine
  • 2018
The role of forensic odontology in establishing the identity of disaster victims is discussed, with specific emphasis on the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami as an example of good practice, during which the author had first-hand experience.
Recommendations for improved human identification in Nigerian situation include reform of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), incorporation of dental care in primary health care to facilitate proper ante mortem database of the populace and commencement of identification at site of disaster.


Radiologic evaluation of mass casualty victims: lessons from the Gander, Newfoundland, accident.
This study describes the use of radiologic methods in the identification of 256 bodies after the crash of an airliner in Gander, Newfoundland. Two hundred thirty-one (90%) of the victims were
Post-mortem orthopantomography – an aid in screening for identification purposes
The method presented expands the spectrum of forensic radiology for the individual case and offers a reliable aid for victim identification in the wake of mass disasters, aircraft crashes and terrorist attacks, where a large number of bodies have to be identified under great pressure.
Role du panoramique dentaire lors des procédures d ’ identification
  • J Radiol
  • 1991