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Manual of Forensic Odontology, Fifth Edition

Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 19.00.41We are often asked, “Where do I start ?” – and this is what we always say – buy the ASFO Manual and take it from there.  To be honest, the book is of mixed standards with some excellent contributions – Dental Identifications for example, and some less well – the Bitemarks chapter still reads a little like ABFO propaganda – but its worth a read and it helps set the stage and start you off.  It is likely that a 6th Edition will be on its way – but not before 2017 so this is a text to buy now – it doesn’t really suit the Kindle format – get the paper version and then you can have it to reference whenever you like.

You can purchase the book from Amazon by clicking here.

Remember this is a manual rather then a textbook – the Chapters don’t necessarily link together – but everything can be read as a standalone.  Jim Lewis’ ageing chapter is a particular highlight in this regard.

Previous versions of the manual are also available – I still use my Edition 3! – I love the larger format of it and the material is still relevant today.  I picked up a copy for less than $5 the other day – definitely worth it in addition to the above!

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Odont1 is a seasoned forensic dentist, researcher and educator with an interest in progressing the science of the discipline while retaining those elements that are evidence based and useful to the judicial system at any level.

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