Document Type : Research Article
Forensic odontology is an evolving science with a greater scope of development. It has established as an indispensable science in medico‑legal matters and in the identification of the dead person. Identification of human remains is essential for various reasons including legal, criminal, humanitarian and social grounds. The dental tissues are often preserved even if the deceased person is skeletonized, decomposed, burnt, or dismembered. Various methods have been developed to determine age, sex, and ethnicity of the person, using dental tissues. This article provides an overview of the conventional forensic methods and also provides an insight into the recent concepts used in this field.