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Indian Journal of Forensic Odontology

Volume  8, Issue 1-2, Jan-Jun 2015, Pages 15-18


Review Article

Methods of Human Identification in Forensic Dentistry
Akhilanand Chaurasia*, Divayjeet Goel**
Department of Oral medicine & Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, King George Medical University, Lucknow-226003, Uttar-Pradesh (India).
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DOI: 10.21088/ijfo.0974.505X.81215.3

With the passage of time, forensic odontology has emerged as leading branch in forensic science for human identification as in older days teeth and dental restorations are the only means of identification in both ante mortem and post mortem cases. The most important role of the forensic odontologist is the identification of deceased individuals. The dental evidence is now considered as important tool and accepted in court of law for jurisprudence. This article describes different methodologies used in identification of humans by means of forensic dental evidence.  

Keywords: Forensic Odontology; Lip Prints; Bite Mark; Forensic Science. 

Corresponding Author : Akhilanand Chaurasia*