Title

Examining the Effects of Corrosive Substances on Human 3rd Molars

Date

5-26-2016 11:00 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 1:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Criminal Justice

Session Chair

Misty Weitzel

Session Title

Forensic Anthropology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Misty Weitzel

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The purpose of this research project is to examine the effects that the three corrosive substances (muriatic acid, sulfuric acid, and lye) have on human teeth. Three 3rd molars will be immersed in each corrosive substance, with the fourth 3rd molar being placed in tap water as a control. It is expected that the muriatic acid will cause the most damage out of the three corrosive substances on the 3rd molars, and that water will show no effect. Throughout this experiment occurring over the course of seven days, each 3rd molar’s weight and appearance will be documented. Furthermore, photographs will be taken before and after the experiment is completed to see the full effects that each corrosive substance has on the tooth. This research project is important to forensic cases in which humans bodies showed evidence of chemical modification. Understanding the specific effects each corrosive substance on human teeth is beneficial for future cases.

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May 26th, 11:00 AM May 26th, 1:00 PM

Examining the Effects of Corrosive Substances on Human 3rd Molars

WUC Pacific Room

The purpose of this research project is to examine the effects that the three corrosive substances (muriatic acid, sulfuric acid, and lye) have on human teeth. Three 3rd molars will be immersed in each corrosive substance, with the fourth 3rd molar being placed in tap water as a control. It is expected that the muriatic acid will cause the most damage out of the three corrosive substances on the 3rd molars, and that water will show no effect. Throughout this experiment occurring over the course of seven days, each 3rd molar’s weight and appearance will be documented. Furthermore, photographs will be taken before and after the experiment is completed to see the full effects that each corrosive substance has on the tooth. This research project is important to forensic cases in which humans bodies showed evidence of chemical modification. Understanding the specific effects each corrosive substance on human teeth is beneficial for future cases.