Forensic dentistry and human bite marks: issues for doctors.

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Abstract

The human dentition can be used as a weapon of attack or defence. Bite mark injuries are common in cases of sexual assault, child abuse and homicide. Many bite injuries are first seen in casualty departments where quick and proper recovery of evidence can assist in analysing these injuries. This article describes different bite injuries, collection of evidence and comparative analysis methods.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-482
Number of pages6
JournalHospital Medicine
Volume63
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002