Our Publications

We are actively involved in forensic dental research covering all aspects of the discipline.  We are especially interested in the construct validity of bitemark analyses and are working to develop materials to support the research agenda highlighted in the NAS report.  The articles here are provided as an academic reprint service and are not for commercial use.  Should you require commercial reprints please follow the links to the appropriate journal.

We publish in the following journals.  Each of these journals is peer reviewed and rated highly in the ISI citations rankings.

Journal of Forensic Sciences
International Journal of Legal Medicine
Science & Justice
Forensic Science International

Bitemark articles

The following articles are concerned with bitemarks, their assessment and analysis.  Over the years there has been a change in odontologists views of bitemarks and in particular, their utility in positively identifying individual suspects.

A paradigm shift in the analysis of bitemarks.
Pretty IA, Sweet D.  Forensic Sci Int. 2010 Sep 10;201(1-3):38-44.
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Expert disagreement in bitemark casework.
Bowers CM, Pretty IA. J Forensic Sci. 2009 Jul;54(4):915-8. Epub 2009 May 26.
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Identification articles

The following articles are concerned with human identification.  We have recently published a series of papers looking at the marking of dentures and other prostheses.  Earlier work has examined the nature of accuracy and reliability of this work.  Human identification is a major part of any odontologists work load.

Identification of the edentulous individual: an investigation into the accuracy of radiographic identifications.
Richmond R, Pretty IA. J Forensic Sci. 2010 Jul;55(4):984-7. Epub 2010 Apr 20.
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