International Journal of Forensic Odontology

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: 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27--29

Postmortem identification in forensic odontology


Joshua Ng Chor Yang, James David Raj 
 Department of Oral Medicine and Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Tamil Nadu, India

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Joshua Ng Chor Yang
Department of Oral Medicine and Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Tamil Nadu
India

Forensic odontology is that part of dentistry which deals with the identification of a deceased individual by carefully examining and studying dental evidence. Over the years, many methods have been developed to identify the identity of a person. By studying the teeth and oral cavity, a forensic dentist can determine the age, gender, race and quite possible the identity of the individual. The key component in forensic sciences is to identify and compare a particular trait which is unique to that individual. In forensic odontology, a few traits have been identified such as bitemarks, enamel rod patterns, lip patterns, and genetic information embedded within the hard tissue of the tooth.


How to cite this article:
Yang JN, Raj JD. Postmortem identification in forensic odontology.Int J Forensic Odontol 2017;2:27-29


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Yang JN, Raj JD. Postmortem identification in forensic odontology. Int J Forensic Odontol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Nov 26 ];2:27-29
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