Teeth and their Secrets - Forensic Dentistry
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Karanprakash Singh, BDS, MDS
Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 24, 2011; Accepted date: January 18, 2012; Published date: January 20, 2012
Citation:Singh K, Anandani C, Bhullar RK, Agrawal A, Chaudhary H, et al. (2012) Teeth and their Secrets - Forensic Dentistry. J Forensic Res 3:141. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000141
Copyright: © 2012 Singh K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In addition to their important functions in mastication and esthetics, the teeth may also be used as a weapon and under certain circumstances, may leave information as to the identity of the biter. The individuality of the human dentition frequently allows the Forensic Odontologist to reach a strong opinion of association in cases of identification and bite mark analysis. Such analysis can often be useful during the investigation of violent crimes, especially those involving sexual assault. The high number of murder, rape, and child abuse cases has led to increased numbers of forensic cases being heard in courts. Analysis of the bite mark is the second major responsibility of the forensic dentist.