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Indian Journal of Forensic Odontology

Volume  10, Issue 1, Jan-June 2017, Pages 37-40


Review Article

Applications of Periodontology in Forensic Dentistry: A Brief Outline
Deepali Jain*, Karthik M. Krishna**
*Post Graduate Student **Professor, Department of Periodontology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad.
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 Periodontics can be considered as a clinical dental specialty with significant potential for applications in forensic odontology. This specialty can be utilized for identification of individuals through morphology and pathology of periodontium and also for age estimation studies based on root transparency and root length. The aim of this review is to briefly discuss a periodontal perspective in aiding forensic investigations.

Keywords: Age Estimation and Identification; Forensic Odontology; Forensic Sciences; Periodontics;Periodontium.


Corresponding Author : Karthik M. Krishna