Replicas in forensic dentistry for human identification

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Author Details : Ravina Sorout, Osheen Batra, Latika Bachani Chopra*

Volume : 8, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 4-10

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Forensic odontology is a branch of forensic sciences that uses the skill of the dentist in personal identification during mass calamities, sexual assault and child abuse to name a few. This branch has been growing potentially in its ability to bring justice to the concerned when dental remains are the only available evidence. It is gaining importance in the judiciary and hence in depth knowledge in this field seems irreplacable.

Keywords: Forensic identification, DNA, Forensic odontology, Ameloglyphics, Rugoscopy, Cheiloscopy, Saliva, Bite marks.

How to cite : Sorout R , Batra O , Chopra L B , Replicas in forensic dentistry for human identification. Indian J Forensic Community Med 2021;8(1):4-10

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Received : 23-03-2021

Accepted : 28-03-2021

Available online : 10-04-2021

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