Forensic Odontology: History, Scope, and Limitations

  • Balwant Rai
  • Jasdeep Kaur


Forensic odontology is the application of dentistry to the investigation of crime and medicolegal investigations. It has its main applications in the identification of corpses and human remains and in bite mark analysis. This chapter focuses on the role of forensic odontology in identification and the scope and limitations of different forensic odontology techniques.


Bite Mark Disaster Victim Identification Dental Record Aspartic Acid Racemization Incisive Papilla 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Balwant Rai
    • 1
  • Jasdeep Kaur
    • 1
  1. 1.Earth and Life Sciences Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and ILEWGAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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