William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Friday, 11, September, 2009

Graduate Class #8–Teeth

Filed under: Forensics,Teaching — williamthecoroner @ 21:25

They may be putting flouride in the water supply to damage our precious bodily fluids (Thanks, GEN Jack D. Ripper) but teeth last a long time and are obvious.  Some criminals bite their victims, some people bite their victim’s food.  Some people have fillings.  Many ways teeth are used in forensics.

Fun fact, the first forensic odontologist was Paul Revere, who identified a victim of the Boston Massacre by his dental appliance that Mr. Revere had made for him.



  1. That I had never heard! Interesting!

    Comment by Old NFO — Saturday, 12, September, 2009 @ 18:13 | Reply

  2. John Wilkes Booth’s remains were allegedly identified by his dentist, Dr. William Merrill.

    Did you cover Dr. Oscar Amoedo, (“L’Art dentaire en Medecine Legale) and the Paris Charity Bazaar Fire of 1897?

    Comment by DocV — Sunday, 13, September, 2009 @ 10:40 | Reply

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