NIST is pleased to announce that it has developed a capability to translate input and output from the major forensic dental systems (each of which uses different coding and terminology) with a new program DEnT. The system currently incorporates UDIM and WinID. NCIC and NamUS are currently undergoing revision, so a direct electronic interface with them is not yet possible. When it is possible, that capability will be added. In the interim, NIST plans to develop an output file that mimics the input data sheets for those two systems.
To load DEnT, see the procedure below.
Dental Encoding Translator Applications Suite (DEnTAS)
STEP 1 - Download the DEnTAS Executable
To obtain the DEnTAS software, right-click on this link, DEnTAS software, and select 'Save link as'. Save to any convenient folder on your computer.
STEP 2 - Run the DEnTAS Executable
- You must have Administrator privileges to run successfully.
- You must have at least 500MB free space on your C: drive to install the DEnTAS tools.
- Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the DEnTAS executable.
- Double-click DEnTAS_vN_N_N.exe.
The executable will perform the following in order:
- Extract the DEnTAS software to the C:\DEnTAS folder:
- This folder will be created if it does not exist
- This folder cannot be changed
- Auto-open an instruction page in your default browser:
- If this page does not open, manually open the C:\DEnTAS\DEnTAS_vN_N_N\DEnT\docs\install\install.html file.
- Start the RailsInstaller wizard.
After extraction of the DEnTAS software, the RailsInstaller Setup dialog/wizard may be under other windows, or at a minimum, under the auto-opened installation instructions web page.
The Setup icon will be available on the Taskbar.
Or, press Alt-Tab to select.
STEP 3 - Follow the Instructions on the Auto-Opened, DEnTAS-Install Webpage
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 (no linux)
This software was developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by employees of the Federal Government in the course of their official duties. Pursuant to Title 17 Section 105 of the United States Code(link is external), this software is not subject to copyright protection and is in the public domain. NIST assumes no responsibility whatsoever for use by other parties of its source code or open source server, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about its quality, reliability, or any other characteristic.
This software has been determined to be outside the scope of the EAR (see Part 734.3 of the EAR for exact details) as it has been created solely by employees of the U.S. Government; it is freely distributed with no licensing requirements; and it is considered public domain. Therefore, it is permissible to distribute this software as a free download from the internet.