Errors in past bite mark case reports

Apoorva Venkatesh (Lead / Corresponding author), Scheila Manica

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Historically, forensic odontologists have assessed the bite marks on a victim’s skin or foodstuffs and tried to compare them to the dentition that could have made the marks. Cases involving bite mark injuries have been widely reported throughout the centuries, however, bite mark analysis is now considered to be scientifically unreliable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-47
Number of pages3
JournalDental Historian
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021


  • forensic odontology
  • bite mark
  • history
  • case report
  • wrongful convictions


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