Odontology: Bite Out of Crime Single Kit

ITEM #680k
  • Aligned to Standards Grades 9-12
  • Students learn to analyze dental records as a form of identification
  • Ideal for 1-4 students
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National Standards for Grades 9-12

Dental records, like fingerprints, offer a form of positive identification. Not only do they differ in detail from person to person, but they last longer than other physical evidence and may be the only identifiable evidence following catastrophic accidents, explosions, burning, or decomposition. Changes in dental records are generally minor as a person ages, so records compiled years earlier often provide a means of positive identification. 

This kit contains seven experiments: 

  • Making a Patient Dental Chart
  • Identifying a Body with Dental Charts
  • Casting Teeth
  • Evidence Analysis of Bite Mark Injury
  • Collecting Evidence (Bite Marks in Wax Molds)
  • Identifying Suspects from Bite Marks
  • Identifying Suspects (Matching Teeth Cast to Wax Bite Planes). 

Allow 6-7 hours of lab time for completing all experiments. This kit is ideal for one to four students.

Included in kit:

  • Instruction manual
  • Boxes of Gloves
  • Teeth Impression trays (both small and medium)
  • Wax Bite Planes
  • Alginate Dental Impression Material
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Tongue Depressors
  • Large Plastic Cups
  • Small Plastic Cups
  • Plastic Measures
  • Zip Lock Bags
  • 6” Metric Rulers
  • Black Markers

This product ships separately and requires 2-4 weeks delivery time.