Chief forensic dentist for San Diego and Imperial Counties, CA, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, San Diego, CA
(Received 5 May 1989; accepted 20 July 1989)
A review of the available literature does not reveal a plausible explanation as to why the incisal edges of maxillary anterior teeth do not always mark clearly. Generally, the mandibular incisal edges do mark with some consistency. This paper demonstrates through test bites on skin that the answer lies in the position of the mandible.
Paper ID: JFS12896J