Forensics

by Alison

Forensics

One of our patients came in today reading this book for her book club. She said it’s very interesting, and I took a pic of the cover so I could be sure to look for it myself. We got to talking about forensics and dental forensics, which led me to Wiki.

Wiki has a lot of interesting things to say about dental forensics, and I found this part especially interesting. “In 1692, during the Salem Witch Trials, Rev. George Burroughs was accused of witchcraft and conspiring with the Devil, with biting his victims supposedly being evidence of his crimes . . . The judges readily accepted the bite marks as evidence and this was the first time in what would become the United States that bite marks were used as evidence to solve a crime.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forensic_dentistry

So if you want to read an interesting book check out “Forensics” by Val McDermid. If you want to learn about dental forensics check out Wiki. If you want a good dental office give us a call 703-532-1712.