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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology

Volume  14, Issue 3(Special Issue),  July - September 2021, Pages 621-624


Review Article

Forensic Odontology: The Periodontal Perspective: A Review
1Ayushi Singh, 2Pallavi Sharma, 3Radhika Gupta, 4M Siddharth
1Post graduate Student, 2,3Associate Professor, 4Professor, Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida 244001, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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context: Periodontics has significant potential for application in forensic odontology as a clinical dental specialty. Forensic odontology is used in medicolegal cases in order to identify the victims and deceased. Forensic odontology plays a pivotal role in age determination of the individual. Moreover, forensic odontology plays a crucial role to maintain criminal records. The role of periodontology to identify the deceased by gingiva, periodontal ligaments, alveolar bone, perio-asthetics, etc. has their own evidentiary value in forensic investigation. However, periodontology also has its own significant value in determining the time since death. Moreover, periodontics is also used for the gender determination. The purpose of this paper is to summarize the application of periodontology in forensic odontology, to review the role of periodontists in this field, and to analyze the future implications in this field. It inspires further “perioscopical” research in the field of forensic odontology and in forensic investigation or in the court of justice

Corresponding Author : Radhika Gupta