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Replication of Known Dental Characteristics in Porcine Skin: Emerging Technologies for the Imaging Specialist
School of Dentistry Faculty Research and Publications
  • L. Thomas Johnson, Marquette University
  • Thomas W Radmer, Marquette University
  • Dean C Jeutter, Marquette University
  • Gary L Stafford, Marquette University
  • Joseph Thulin, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Thomas Wirtz, Marquette University
  • George Corliss, Marquette University
  • Kwang W Ahn, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Alexis Visotky, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Ronald L. Groffy, Wisconsin Department of Justice
Document Type
Technical Report
Language
eng
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Abstract
This study demonstrates that it is sometimes possible to replicate patterns of human teeth in pig skin and determine scientifically that a given injury pattern (bite mark) correlates with the dentitions of a very small proportion of a population dataset, e.g., 5 percent or even 1 percent. The authors recommend building on the template of this research with a sufficiently large database of samples that reflects the diverse world population. They also envision the development of a sophisticated imaging software application that enables forensic examiners to insert parameters for measurement, as well as additional methods of applying force to produce bite marks for research. The authors further advise that this project is applied science for injury pattern analysis and is only foundational research that should not be cited in testimony and judicial procedures. It supplements but does not contradict current guidelines of the American Board of Forensic Odontology regarding bite mark analysis and comparisons. A much larger population database must be developed. The project’s methodology is described in detail, accompanied by 11 tables and 41 figures.
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"Replication of Known Dental Characteristics in Porcine Skin: Emerging Technologies for the Imaging Specialist," (2014).

Citation Information
L. Thomas Johnson, Thomas W Radmer, Dean C Jeutter, Gary L Stafford, et al.. "Replication of Known Dental Characteristics in Porcine Skin: Emerging Technologies for the Imaging Specialist" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thomas_radmer/9/