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VOLUME 1 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2011 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Palatoscopy among Pondicherry Population

Balaji N

Keywords : Palatoscopy, Forensic dentistry, Palatal rugoscopy

Citation Information : N B. Palatoscopy among Pondicherry Population. 2011; 1 (2):16-18.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-1-2-16

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 03-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Human identification is one of the most challenging subjects that man has been confronted with. Human identification is based on the scientific principles mainly involving dental records, fingerprints, and DNA comparisons. Finger print, lip print were commonly used in identification of victims in forensic dentistry. Palatoscopy is the name given to the study of palatal rugac in order to establish a person's identity. Palatoscopy can be of special interest in those areas where there are no fingers prints available like decomposed bodies, burned bodies. This present study aims to determine the predominant rugac of Pondichcrry population and also to evaluate the uniqueness of palatoscopy in identification of subjects.

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