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Palatal rugae and their role in forensic odontology.
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PMID:  23371877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Establishing a person's identity can be a difficult task in cases of traffic accidents or in mass disaster situations. The records collected to identify a decedent should be accurate and totally inclusive of objective findings. When a victim has no teeth, information for use in personal identification based on methods available in forensic odontology is much more limited than in the case of dentate victims. Palatal rugae have been considered relevant for human identification due to its stability, which is equivalent to the fingerprint, in that it is unique for each ruga pattern. Palatal rugae appear to possess the features of an ideal forensic identification parameter, that is, uniqueness, postmortem resistance, and stability. The purpose of this article was to review the literature, in order to determine if there is enough evidence to establish the use of palatal rugae in dental identification.
Anoop Jain; Ramesh Chowdhary
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2041-1626     ISO Abbreviation:  J Investig Clin Dent     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101524471     Medline TA:  J Investig Clin Dent     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Department of Prosthodontics, HKE'S S N Institute of Dental Sciences, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India.
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