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Forensic Odontology: An Important Tool in Mass Disasters and Crime Investigations

Jessica Garewal, Ripin Garewal, Simran Girdhar

Keywords : Bite mark, Demirjian method, Forensic odontology, Gustafson's method, Palatal rugae, Premortem

Citation Information : Garewal J, Garewal R, Girdhar S. Forensic Odontology: An Important Tool in Mass Disasters and Crime Investigations. 2023; 11 (3):128-130.

DOI: 10.5005/djas-11014-0029

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Published Online: 30-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Forensic odontology is a branch of dentistry that is concerned with the investigation and proper handling of dental evidences and demonstration of dental findings in the interest of justice. This article summarizes the latest progress in the field of forensic odontology, which highlights the role of the dentist in the investigation of dental remains, human remains as well as crime investigation. Dental age estimation, forensic data from soft tissues of the oral cavity, clinical features of forensic odontology have been discussed.

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