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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2-3

Forensic odontology: A historic review

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vivekananda Dental College for Women, Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India

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Laliytha Bijai Kumar
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai
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DOI: 10.4103/2542-5013.185690

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Forensic odontology has played a major role in identification of persons in crime scenes, mass disasters, fire victims, abuse, and accidents. The various methods employed in forensic odontology include rugoscopy, cheiloscopy, photographic study, radiographs, and molecular methods. Despite the shortcomings, methods applied in forensic odontology are quite reliable. This paper is a review on the historical highlights of forensic odontology.

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