The application of dental knowledge to those criminal and civil laws that are enforced by police agencies in a criminal justice system.
Forensic odontology is a branch of forensic medicine and, in the interests of justice, deals with the proper examination, handling and presentation of dental evidence in a court of law. The work of forensic odontologist covers:
Identification of unknown human remains through dental records and assisting at the scene of a mass disaster
Age estimations of both living and deceased persons including neo-natal remains
Analysis of bite marks found on victims of an attack
Identification of bitemarks in other substances such as wood, leather and foodstuffs
Analysis of weapon marks using the principles of bite mark analysis
Presentation of bite and weapon mark evidence in court as an expert witness
Assistance in building up a picture of lifestyle and diet at an archaeological site.
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