So the police find a body. It’s burned beyond recognition and (not suprisingly) has no ID. According to the movie I watched last night, the police are able to identify the poor unfortunate chap by his dental records.
How on Earth does this work? Does he have his dentists card on him, even though he has no ID? Do the police do a ring round asking dentists if they have noticed any of their patients missing? Do they visit every dentist in a hundred mile radius and spend hours matching fillings and overbites? Is there some huge dental x-ray database?
What happens to someone like me, who due to having a massive dentist fear usually makes such a dick of myself at dentist visits that I haven’t visited the same one twice since I was a teenager?
Or is this just movie/telly bollocks and police rarely can identify a body based on just their teeth?
(I’m not planning the perfect murder…in case you were worried)