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Palatoscopy: A way to discover victim’s identity in mass disaster

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Author Details : Digjeet Kaur Monga, Sumit Bhateja*, Geetika Arora

Volume : 2, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 69-71

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Forensic odontology or forensic dentistry is the implementation of the knowledge regarding the dentalaspects in criminal cases or mass disaster where identification of an individual is done by his or her dental records. Palatoscopy is one of the method used in forensics for disaster victim identification (DVI). The principal behind dental identification lies in the fact that no two oral cavities are not same. Hence the teeth, rugae, any pathologies or anomalies are unique to an individual. In this article we will discuss about Palatoscopy, its role in DVI and why it is preferred.

Keywords: Forensic odontology, Palatoscopy, Disaster victim identification, Rugae

How to cite : Monga D K, Bhateja S, Arora G, Palatoscopy: A way to discover victim’s identity in mass disaster. Int J Aesthet Health Rejuvenation 2019;2(4):69-71

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