Presentation Title

Utilizing Scalable Vector Graphics in Odontology to Identify Missing Servicemen

Presenter Information

Allison VorthmannFollow

Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0003-2291-7904

Advisor Information

Sachin Pawaskar

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

26-3-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

26-3-2021 12:00 AM

Abstract

The United States of America has a sworn duty to the men and women who protect this country. There are over 82,000 unidentified prisoners of war awaiting to be identified and returned home. Presently, using Excel spreadsheets, the process of identification by anthropologists and odontologists is being completed at a rate of about 100+ per year. If this trend continues it would take well over 300 years to identify all the servicemen. Odontology and the use of dental records are integral parts in this process. In some cases, a final identification is based upon the assistance of dental records. On a joint project, Commingled Remains and Analytics, aptly named CoRA, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) have been working to streamline the system. The dental portion of identification is being done with a textual application used to input and store records. In the proposed solution, the creation of a visual dental chart will replace the current application. This solution will also include updates of current components as well as the addition of new features. The new chart will allow for a better understanding of the information presented as well as easier comparisons between multiple dental records. Ultimately resulting in the fulfillment of our nations promise; leave no man behind.

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Utilizing Scalable Vector Graphics in Odontology to Identify Missing Servicemen

The United States of America has a sworn duty to the men and women who protect this country. There are over 82,000 unidentified prisoners of war awaiting to be identified and returned home. Presently, using Excel spreadsheets, the process of identification by anthropologists and odontologists is being completed at a rate of about 100+ per year. If this trend continues it would take well over 300 years to identify all the servicemen. Odontology and the use of dental records are integral parts in this process. In some cases, a final identification is based upon the assistance of dental records. On a joint project, Commingled Remains and Analytics, aptly named CoRA, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) have been working to streamline the system. The dental portion of identification is being done with a textual application used to input and store records. In the proposed solution, the creation of a visual dental chart will replace the current application. This solution will also include updates of current components as well as the addition of new features. The new chart will allow for a better understanding of the information presented as well as easier comparisons between multiple dental records. Ultimately resulting in the fulfillment of our nations promise; leave no man behind.