Forensics: Forensic Dental ageing expert claims his claims of “science” shouldn’t be the only method. Why use it at all?

For years, these dentists have inappropriate claims of high percentages of accuracy to their adult versus juvenile ageing methods which they present in US immigration courts. This WaPo article summarizes how the federal controlled courts and prosecutors continue to use these dentists who are liberally paid to run a 2 minute proprietary and scientifically inaccurate software program which looks at the root development of third molars (wisdom teeth). Their per hour rate averages $500. It is even higher if the dentist evaluates more than one case per hour.

Quotes from 2 dentists show how far apart the opinions of these ageing practitioners are from any relationship with scientific reliability. Take a look. It is important for the children to be safe.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/04/ice-asylum-seeker-dental-exam-adult-jail/?wpisrc=nl_mix&wpmm=1

Other articles on this subject.

Forensics: Excuses for using inaccurate dental ageing methods fill this interview with University of Texas adjunct professor Dr. David Senn

Forensics: Unscientific, biased and exaggerated dental ageing in use by dentists hired by ICE

Forensics: Another bogus method from the bitemarkers. Ageing children as adults for ICE

Forensic Confusion: ICE testing for age of purported juvenile detainees not done according to its own rules.

 

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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