Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : forensic odontology


THE APPLICATIONS OF FORENSIC ODONTOLOGY IN IDENTIFYING VICTIMS OF DISASTERS

Dr. R. JAYASRIKRUPAA, MDS; Dr. T.H. THARIKA; Dr. N. ARAVINDHA BABU, MDS; Dr. KMK MASTHAN, MDS

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 1821-1826

Forensic odontology is a speciality in dentistry which occupies a primary niche within the total spectrum of methods applied to medico legal identifications. Forensic odontology deals with human identifications based on dental records, bite marks, lip prints, tooth prints and palatal rugae patterns. This article primarily aims at making general practitioners aware about the importance of keeping various types of dental records and its implication in forensic odontology.

CORRELATION OF TOOTH HEIGHT WITH BODY HEIGHT: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

Dr. Yesha Jani; Dr. Shilpa Parikh; Dr. Purv Patel; Dr. Twinkal Patel; Dr. Rutu Jani; Dr. Surina Sinha

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 1194-1205

INTRODUCTION
United Nations states that every freeborn has the right to be identified even after death.
Stature is defined as the height of an individual in the upright posture. Stature is taken
under consideration to be one of the “big four” of forensic anthropology. Stature is shown
to possess a specific and proportional relationship with many parts of the human body just
like the cranial and facial bones, long bones, trunk and foot bones.
OBJECTIVE
The study was undertaken to foresee the likelihood of predicting the peak of an individual
using selected odontometric parameters as a forensic tool.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
The study sample consisted of 100 randomly selected subjects. The length of clinical crown
of maxillary central, lateral and canine teeth of both right and left quadrants were made
directly on the participant by means of a digital vernier caliper. Height (H) of patients was
measured with anthropometer.
RESULTS
Significant correlation was observed between height and crown length of maxillary
anterior teeth (p ˃ 0.01), but not a strong correlation (p ˃ 0.05).
CONCLUSION
The crown length of maxillary anterior teeth shows a correlation with the stature of an
individual but not a robust one.

AWARENESS ON FORENSIC ODONTOLOGY AMONG DENTAL UNDERGRADUATES

Bipin .; Keerthi Sasanka; Kavitha .; Kiran kumar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1605-1621

Forensic odontology deals with legal investigations in which it primarily involves the identification of the offender by comparing dental records to a bite mark left on the victim. It is especially used for the application of the principal of law and criminal investigation.Aim of the study is to evaluate knowledge and awareness on forensic dentistry. This special brand deals with the dental evidence obtained from the victim. As the field of forensic dentistry focuses on the methods of detection, collection and analysis of bite mark remains is very helpful in crime investigations to analyse the acquired evidence. In the past decades oral pathologists had major responsibilities in developing forensic science. A cross sectional study on undergraduates was carried out using a questionnaire with close ended questions. The survey had 15 questionnaires circulated in Google forms and 100 responses were obtained from the population, representation of data was in pie chart and bar graphs. Majority of the study population answered yes as they feel forensic odontology is very much essential to deal with crime investigation. 62.7% of the study population responded positively where they are able to differentiate the work of forensic anthropologists and a forensic odontologist first. The students' knowledge on forensic odontology and what it deals with, was significant with the year of study where final year students are more aware about forensic odontology. P value = 0.00(<0.05) which is statistically significant. This study concludes that most of the participants have knowledge and awareness on the role of forensic dentistry among dental undergraduates.