Non Fiction Odontology

Forensic Photography – New Textbook

Photography is a key element of forensic dentistry - both in terms of bitemarks and identifications.  Evidence must be documented, and photographs are a component of analysis of bitemarks.  This new text book is an excellent review of not only how to get high quality photographs, but how to analyse, store, access, adjust and optimise. A crucial part of using more...

Forensic Odontology: An Essential Guide

I have recently purchased this and thought I would share views.  Again, a multi author textbook and hence of variable quality.  Alistair Sloan's tooth development is a treat, but the level of detail may be more than is required by some, and the bitemark chapter by Sheasby is a careful and cautious treatise on an area of practice that, like in the US, is being treated more...

Manual of Forensic Odontology, Fifth Edition

We are often asked, "Where do I start ?" - and this is what we always say - buy the ASFO Manual and take it from there.  To be honest, the book is of mixed standards with some excellent contributions - Dental Identifications for example, and some less well - the Bitemarks chapter still reads a little like ABFO propaganda - but its worth a read and it helps set the stage more...

The Analysis of Burned Human Remains, Second Edition

Elsevier have just released the second edition of this highly respected text.  Concerned with all aspects of burnt remains, it provides a primary source for osteologists and the medical/legal community for the understanding of burned bone remains in forensic or archaeological contexts. It describes in detail the changes in human bone and soft tissues as a body burns at more...