Deceased Indivdiuals

Senn & Potkin at NACDL

https://vimeo.com/147972395 David Senn has long been a vocal spokesperson for bitemarks and the ABFO.  However, his views on bitemarks have changed over the years. Nothing different in that surely?  However, the interesting thing is that Senn was once one of those calling for caution, stating in his NAS presentation that the scientific basis for bitemarks hadn't more...

Forensic considerations when dealing with incinerated human dental remains. Full Text

Establishing the human dental identification process relies upon sufficient post-mortem data being recovered to allow for a meaningful comparison with ante-mortem records of the deceased person. Teeth are the most indestructible components of the human body and are structurally unique in their composition. They possess the highest resistance to most environmental effects more...

Kvaal et al Ageing Technique

There are many techniques for ageing individuals, some can be used on deceased and living, some just on deceased.  The Kvaal technique was published in 1995 and remains a popular method.  Based on the biological changes in pulp cavity size (caused by the result of secondary dentine deposit) the technique can be used on radiographs. Teeth generally used are maxillary more...