Presentation on theme: "Dentistry in Forensics"— Presentation transcript:
1Dentistry in Forensics FORENSIC ODONTOLOGYDentistry in Forensics
2How can teeth help investigators? Identify a suspect by comparing bite mark evidence to the suspect’s teeth.Identify a victim by comparing the teeth to the dental records of known missing people.
3BITE MARK EVIDENCEPhotograph the area with a ruler near the injury (in color and B&W).Area is swabbed for traces of saliva (may contain DNA)Area is swabbed for microorganismsImpressions of the bite mark are made.
23References http://www.forensicdentalscience.com/images/bundy1.jpg James, Stuart H. and Nordby, Jon J. Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques. CRC Press; Boca Raton, 2003.Other Google images