Occlusal morphology in identification of individual – A useful forensic tool

  • Urvashi Shetty Department of Oral Pathology, AB Shetty Dental College, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore- 575018
  • Pushparaja Shetty Department of Oral Pathology, AB Shetty Dental College, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore- 575018
Keywords: Forensic, Identification, Occlusal Morphology

Abstract

Dental evidence can now be employed with reasonable reliability & also as an adjunct in the Identification of an unknown body or remains. Dental tissues are the strongest tissues in the human body and therefore their characteristics remain unchanged even after long periods of stay in extreme environments. When combined, occlusal features of the each arch are unique for an individual and easy to compare with antemortem dental record and may of great help in identifying an Individual

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Author Biographies

Urvashi Shetty, Department of Oral Pathology, AB Shetty Dental College, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore- 575018

Lecturer

Department of Oral Pathology

AB Shetty Dental College, Nitte University

Deralakatte, Mangalore- 575018

Pushparaja Shetty, Department of Oral Pathology, AB Shetty Dental College, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore- 575018

Professor

Department of Oral Pathology

AB Shetty Dental College, Nitte University

Deralakatte, Mangalore- 575018

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Published
2015-06-30
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Shetty U, Shetty P. Occlusal morphology in identification of individual – A useful forensic tool. AMS [Internet]. 30Jun.2015 [cited 21Feb.2020];2(6):91-2. Available from: http://asdpub.com/index.php/ams/article/view/201
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