The Use of Scanning Electron Microscopy in Bite Mark Analysis

  • Thomas J. David


The degree of correlation of a particular set of teeth with a certain bite mark is proportional to the number of characteristics common to both. However, individual characteristics are much more significant because they are less likely to occur purely by chance in a given population. Since the SEM can readily demonstrate individual characteristics when they are present, it can be an extremely useful tool for the forensic odontologist.


Individual Characteristic Class Characteristic Impression Material Bite Mark Stone Model 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. David
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  1. 1.Georgia Division of Forensic SciencesAtlantaUSA

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