Pyrex Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

September 2017 Vol. 4 (4), pp. 21-28

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Review Paper

Methods of Identification in Forensic Dentistry: A Review

Naorem Jenny1* and Puyam Dhiraj Singh2

1MDS, Private Practitioner, PD Dental Health Care & Research Centre Canchipur, Manipur, India.
2BDS, Private Practitioner, PD Dental Health Care & Research Centre, Canchipur, Manipur, India.

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Accepted 23rd September, 2017


Forensic dentistry helps in positive identification of many unknown remains that cannot be identified using other means. Errors in evidence gathering can be devastating to families and unacceptable. All work should be based on scientific and evidenced based procedures. This article attempts to review all the methods and technology available so far of in English literature in PubMed database and Google search .Advances in technology and adapting new techniques in the identification procedures will facilitate a more organized and systematic data collection .This will bring awareness of the newer technology and methods among the dentist .It will also help in maintaining the standards of the investigation and in providing accurate results in reduce working time in the medico legal matters. It will ensure in bringing the situation of disaster in normalcy as early as possible and in creation of secure society by enhance the mental state of the local community.

Keywords: Forensic dentistry, Forensic identification, Forensic Odontology, DNA analysis.

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