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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Role of Dental Hard Tissue in Human Identification

Nikita K Sahu, Shilpa Patel, Jigna Pathak, Niharika Swain, Rashmi M Hosalkar, Priyadarshani R Sarkate

Citation Information : Sahu NK, Patel S, Pathak J, Swain N, Hosalkar RM, Sarkate PR. Role of Dental Hard Tissue in Human Identification. J Contemp Dent 2019; 9 (3):130-134.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10031-1264

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-03-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Ethnologic identification is one of the major demanding subjects to facilitate human has been encountered with. The forensic magnitude of the dental tissue has been well predictable since teeth are hardest of all human tissues and they can be conserved undamaged for an extensive episode of instance following fatality. They are constant chemically and they retain their characteristics, which becomes a consistent source for determination of human identification. The study of the dental hard and soft tissue for the rationale of establishing the individuality of a victim is called dental profiling. By using the dental profiling techniques, age, gender, and race of an individual can be determined, as well as the data about their socioeconomic status, personal habits, oral and systemic health, occupation, diet, familial relationship, and psychological characteristics. A dental profile is more detailed and reliable if more than one technique is applied. Each human being possesses a unique dental profile that helps them in identification. Education in the field of forensic odontology and techniques of dental profiling is essential since it contributes significantly to the status of the dental profession in additional associated disciplines as well as in public, and it encourages dentists to view their own achievements from a wider perspective. Through the ages, odontological examinations have been a critical determinant in the search of human identity. This piece of review writing gives an overview of the dental evidence and its use in forensic identification.

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