J Dent Oral Biol | Volume 2, Issue 16 | Short Communication | Open Access

Forensic Odontology - A Different Chapter in Dentistry

Manoj Mahadeo Ramugade*

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai,
Maharashtra, India

*Correspondance to: Manoj Mahadeo Ramugade 

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Treating live human being is a routine work for practicing dentists. But the things become unusual when dental evidences of dead person are of prime importance in the medico-legal cases. Evidences of Forensic Odontology play a vital role in determining the acquittal or conviction of the alleged person. In the criminal matters the uniqueness of teeth makes them helpful in identification of the victim or the criminal. This identification technique is also useful in identification of victims of accidents or natural calamities. This article gives insight idea regarding role of teeth, oral hard and soft tissues pertaining to the legal cases.


Dental evidences; Medico-legal cases; Forensic odontology; Victim; Criminal


Ramugade MM. Forensic Odontology - A Different Chapter in Dentistry. J Dent Oral Biol. 2017; 2(16): 1098.

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