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Medical Examiner's Office

Forensic Odontology

The forensic odontology unit consists of consultants who are called in as needed to assist with the identification of decedents, including badly decomposed, burned or mutilated remains. Additionally, they perform analysis on suspected bite marks and can often rule suspects in or out based on a comparison of the dentition.

The forensic odontology unit does not accept interns.

Did you know…in cases where dental records or x-rays do not exist, the odontologist may be able to use photographs of the person smiling or photographs that show the person’s teeth to make a positive identification.