Wounding dynamics in distorted bitemarks: Two case reports

S. Sakoda, M. W. Fujita, B. L. Zhu, S. Oritani, K. Ishida

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An essential factor involved in distortion of bitemarks on the skin is the dynamics of biting related to the location on the body. This study describes the comparison between the identification of bitemarks left on different regions of the victims' bodies in two homicide cases. The findings indicated that a stepwise dynamic comparison of serial adjacent marks with a part of the dentition in consideration of movement of the jaws and distortion of the skin was useful in identifying matching points. The identification process indicated possible wounding dynamics of biting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-51
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Bitemark dynamics
  • Distortion
  • Forensic odontology
  • Identification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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