FDS provide identification services to Coroner's across the North West and bitemark assessment and analyses to police forces, legal teams and child protection services across the UK. We have just added all the content from ForensicDentistryOnline here - so its a one stop shop for all forensic dentistry information you need. We have online courses providing CPD and AAFS certification as well as slide decks, example cases and textbooks - all available to download.
Forensic dental services can provide detailed reports on bitemarks and we believe in a staged reporting approach. Using the latest technologies and techniques we can provide reports for investigators and provide case review assessments of bitemark analyses for defence teams..
We routinely work pro bono for innocence projects around the world where bitemark evidence has been involved in cases of wrongful conviction.
We have been responsible for ForensicDentistryOnline for over 10 years and we have recently adopted all the content onto this site to make maintenance easier.
We have copies of papers, interactive guides, news stories and detailed case reports - especially on complex bitemark reports including those that have featured wrongful convictions. Please explore the site including our extensive collection of scientific PDF articles for you to read and download.
A paradigm shift in the analysis of bitemarks. Pretty IA, Sweet D. Forensic Sci Int. 2010 Sep 10;201(1-3):38-44.- Forensic Science International
Identification of the edentulous individual: an investigation into the accuracy of radiographic identifications. Richmond R, Pretty IA. J Forensic Sci. 2010 Jul;55(4):984-8- Journal of Forensic Science
Expert disagreement in bitemark casework. Bowers CM, Pretty IA. J Forensic Sci. 2009 Jul;54(4):915-8.- Journal of Forensic Science
The use of radio-frequency identification tags for labeling dentures--scanning properties. Richmond R, Pretty IA. J Forensic Sci. 2009 May;54(3):664-8- Journal of Forensic Science
Forensic dentistry: 2. Bitemarks and bite injuries. Pretty IA. Dent Update. 2008 Jan-Feb;35(1):48-50, 53-4- Dental Update
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