Reflections on setting up forensic odontology department, its activities, and faculty
Ashith B AcharyaJournal of Forensic Dental Sciences 2019 11(3):167-168 (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - June 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Ashith B Acharya Source Type: research

Cheiloscopy and dermatoglyphics as screening tools for type 2 diabetes mellitus
Conclusion: Cheiloscopy is a potential screening tool for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Dermatoglyphics cannot be used as a screening tool in type 2 diabetes mellitus. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - June 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Nadeem Jeddy T Radhika LJ Sai Lakshmi Rachel J Khodabux R Srilekha G Sruthi Source Type: research

Sexual dimorphism through the study of atlas vertebra in the Brazilian population
Conclusion: This model results in 81.2% accuracy, 85.5% sensitivity, and 75.3% specificity. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - June 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Larissa Padovan Viviane Ulbricht Francisco Carlos Groppo Jo & #227;o Sarmento Pereira Neto Vanessa Moreira Andrade Luiz Francesquini J & #x000FA;nior Source Type: research

Cone-beam computed tomography a reliable tool for morphometric analysis of the foramen magnum and a boon for forensic odontologists
Conclusion: CBCT images can provide valuable information regarding FM and the measurements of its sagittal and transvers diameters and also its circumference may be reliably used for sexual dimorphism in anthropometric analysis and forensic medicine. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - June 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Subhasish Mustafi Rupam Sinha Debarati Roy Suman Sen Subhadeep Maity Pritha Ghosh Source Type: research

Determination of epigenetic age through DNA methylation of NPTX2 gene using buccal scrapes: A pilot study
Conclusion: In this study, a sufficient amount of gDNA was retrieved from the buccal cells, thus confirming that buccal scrape was a feasible technique to obtain ample DNA. This study also showed that DNAm-polymerase chain reaction method was a feasible method for the evaluation of methylation pattern of NPTX2 gene. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - June 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Nawal Khan Radhika M Bavle Soumya Makarla Paremala Konda SR Amulya Sreenitha S Hosthor Source Type: research

Age estimation and comparison by dental and skeletal maturity in the age range of 9 & #8211;18 years in the Mumbai region
Conclusions: It was concluded that Demirjian's method shows a significant correlation and P value for the age estimation in males of the Mumbai region. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - June 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Hemlata Pandey Vandana Tripathi Harish Pathak Sumit K Choudhary Manoj B Parchake Source Type: research

Radiographic evaluation of remodeling of mandible in adult South Indian population: Implications in forensic science
Conclusions: Remodeling changes of the mandible with respect to the age groups and dental status studied were minimal. However, gender-related differences in ante AGA, depth, and GA were significant, which can be used as a tool in forensic identification. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - June 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Veena Krishnan LS Sreela Philips Mathew Twinkle S Prasad Source Type: research

Is panoramic mandibular index a reliable marker in the evaluation of bone mineral density and sexual dimorphism ? ?
Conclusion: PMI is a reliable indicator for determining BMD but is not much influenced by gender variation. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - June 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Tanya Khaitan Anjani Kumar Shukla Prashant Gupta Shantala R Naik Source Type: research

A comparative study of sagittal dental relationship using digital method of bite mark evaluation
Conclusion: Class III occlusion individuals were distinct for shape of the arch and angles of maxillary and mandibular odontometric triangle. The quantified values of odontometric triangle can be utilized for the identification of Class III individuals. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - June 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Pallavi Raina Narayan Kulkarni Romil Shah Source Type: research

Age determination in children by orthopantomograph and lateral cephalogram: A comparative digital study
Conclusion: The study concluded Willem's DA estimation method was the most accurate for male and Demirjian's method for female for Gujarati Population. Caldas's new computer-assisted method for skeletal age estimation used in the present study is easy to perform and less time-consuming and objective method and can be applied for Gujarati population. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - June 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Anand J Patel Jigna S Shah Source Type: research

Forensic odontology: The prosthetic ID
This article aims at highlighting the importance of the dental records and the forensic odontology in the accurate and efficient identification of the conflict victims or deceased to serve as an important adjunct to the forensic medicine in a simplified manner. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - June 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Poonam Prakash Kirandeep Singh SK Bhandari Source Type: research

Tori in a Malaysian population: Morphological and ethnic variations
Conclusion: The relatively high prevalence of tori among major ethnic groups of this region supports the probable hypothesis of the role of environmental factors. A wide variation in the morphology was also noted, along with a new morphologic variant of band-like TM, which may be due to the influence of diet or an unknown environmental factor. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lahari A Telang Ajay Telang Jayashri Nerali Philip Pradeep Source Type: research

Prevalence of congenitally missing second premolar teeth in the Dravidian population
Conclusion: The prevalence of congenitally missing second premolar teeth in the Dravidian population was 1.02%. The study of CMT is important in performing dental treatments and also in the field of forensic research as it can provide knowledge on the diversities among populations. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lakshimi Lakshmanan Deepa Gurunathan Source Type: research

Role of dental pulp in age estimation:A quantitative and morphometric study
Conclusions: Regression formulae derived for age estimation based on data collected demonstrated linear correlation with age. Collagen fiber thickness had the highest accuracy followed by odontoblast numbers and MVA. MVD was the least accurate among the factors considered. However, the highest accuracy of 90.9% was seen when all parameters were incorporated together in a single equation. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Anjum Baker K Karpagaselvi Jayalakshmi Kumaraswamy MR Ranjini Jabeen Gowher Source Type: research

Facial psychophysiology in forensic investigation: A novel idea for deception detection
Conclusion: The result indicated with minimal credence that EMG helps in detecting deception. The accuracy of detection however can be confirmed only after an extensive research. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Selwin Gabriel Samuel Tanushree Chatterjee Himadri Thapliyal Priyanka Kacker Source Type: research

Olze et al. stages of radiographic visibility of root pulp and cameriere & #39;s third molar maturity index to estimate legal adult age in Hyderabad population
Conclusion: Stage 0 of Olze's radiographic root pulp visibility showed to be more accurate than cutoff value of I3M< 0.08 in discriminating adults and minors of Hyderabad sample when a test of high sensitivity and specificity is required. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: G Kiran Kumar D R Shravan Kumar Ganesh Kulkarni Sudheer B Balla N D. V.N Shyam Yashovardhan Naishadham Source Type: research

Applicability of Cameriere European formula for age estimation of 10 & #8211;15 years legal threshold in South Indian population
Conclusion: This further highlight the importance of population-specific formula keeping in mind about variation in dental maturation across different regions. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Ashalata Gannepalli Sudheer B Balla Venkat Baghirath Pacha DB Gandhi Babu Source Type: research

Brazilian & #39;s dental anthropometry: Human identification
Conclusion: It can be concluded that dental measurements are useful tools to identify gender and the canine measurements also showed a strong and proportional correlation with stature, but it was not possible to establish a mathematical model for this. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Diana Maria Souza e Couto N & #237;via Cristina Duran Gallassi Stefany de Lima Gomes Viviane Ulbricht Jo & #227;o Sarmento Pereira Neto Eduardo Daruge Junior Luiz Francesquini Junior Source Type: research

Establishment of the forensic odontology department: A proposed model for the basic infrastructure and forensic odontology kit
Jayasankar Purushothaman Pillai, Thamarai Selvan Chokkalingam, Balamurugan Aasaithambi, Emilio NuzzoleseJournal of Forensic Dental Sciences 2019 11(2):64-72 The importance and the application of dental science and forensic odontology in the legal system are gradually increasing in India. In a long-term vision, there is a need for a specialized forensic training curriculum not only for the undergraduate and postgraduate dental students but also for the experienced dental surgeons. Dental experts opinion is sought most commonly in forensic casework of human identification, age estimation, and sexual assault cases with patte...
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Jayasankar Purushothaman Pillai Thamarai Selvan Chokkalingam Balamurugan Aasaithambi Emilio Nuzzolese Source Type: research

Dental age estimation methods in adult dentitions: An overview
Meenal Verma, Nikhil Verma, Rakhee Sharma, Ashish SharmaJournal of Forensic Dental Sciences 2019 11(2):57-63 Age estimation is one of the essential factors in human identification. Teeth bestowed with features such as hardness and resilience to external factors such as chemicals, putrefaction, and fire explosions serve as a durable source in age estimation. Concurrently, they present with peculiar and comparable features of age-associated regressive changes along with dental procedures, which make them a mirror reflection of age changes from cradle to the grave of an individual. Age estimation in adults poses an enigma to...
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Meenal Verma Nikhil Verma Rakhee Sharma Ashish Sharma Source Type: research

Dental Cingulum and Position of Fixed Orthodontic Appliance as Source of Morphological and Therapeutic Identifiers: An Unusual Case Report
Fernando Fortes Picoli, Mayara Barbosa Viandelli Mundim-Picoli, Livia Graziele Rodrigues, Maria Alves Garcia Santos Silva, Ademir Franco, Rhonan Ferreira SilvaJournal of Forensic Dental Sciences 2019 11(1):51-55 Orthodontic records, such as photographs, radiographs, and dental casts, provide information useful for identification purposes because it may reveal important morphological, therapeutic, and pathological dental identifiers. Among these identifiers, the type and position of orthodontic appliances figure as distinctive tools for human identification. In this context, the present study aims to report an uncommon cas...
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - October 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Fernando Fortes Picoli Mayara Barbosa Viandelli Mundim-Picoli Livia Graziele Rodrigues Maria Alves Garcia Santos Silva Ademir Franco Rhonan Ferreira Silva Source Type: research

Identification through dental age estimation in skeletal remains of a child
Neeta Sharma, Sangeet DhillonJournal of Forensic Dental Sciences 2019 11(1):48-50 The analysis of skeletal remains opens the portal of scientific truth that enables the justice system to discover the facts and circumstances surrounding criminal acts. There is definite role of forensic odontology in identification and determination of dental age of skeletal remains (mandible), especially when visual identification and fingerprints cannot be used. Here, we present a case of a missing boy whose skeletal remains were recovered from a water tank. Skeleton remains were brought by police personal with an alleged history that the...
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - October 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Neeta Sharma Sangeet Dhillon Source Type: research

Qualitative assessment of the dental groove pattern and its uniqueness for forensic identification
Conclusion: Digital method of analysis is preferable over conventional manual methods as it is noninvasive and precise. The individualistic nature of occlusal groove patterns may play an important role in comparative forensic identification. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - October 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Jyotirmoy Roy Muraleedharan M Rohith Debesh Nilendu Abraham Johnson Source Type: research

Awareness of forensic odontology among undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate dental students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: A knowledge-, attitude-, and practice-based study
Conclusion: Our study revealed inadequate knowledge, poor attitude, and lack of practice of forensic odontology among undergraduate and graduate dental students than the postgraduates. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - October 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Nishath Sayed Abdul Lamya Alhazani Reem Alruwail Shrouq Aldres Shahd Asil Source Type: research

Baseline data of facial parameters in the population of Haryana: An anthropometric study
Conclusion: Based on the present study findings, we conclude that craniofacial parameters could be used as an important tool to assess the ethnicity and gender of an individual. In addition, our data could be used as a baseline for further studies in the identification of a Haryanvi individual. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - October 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Shruti Gupta Anjali Narwal Mala Kamboj Pooja Sharma Vanshika Makkar Rahul Kr Raman Source Type: research

Socioeconomic and nutritional factors associated with age of eruption of third molar tooth among Ugandan adolescents
Conclusion: The findings of the present study reveal that overweight influences early eruption of the mandibular third molar tooth, although there is no trend between socioeconomic status and the age of eruption of the mandibular third molar. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - October 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Annet Mutebi Kutesa Barbara Ndagire Grace Ssanyu Nabaggala Catherine Lutalo Mwesigwa Joan Kalyango Charles Mugisha Rwenyonyi Source Type: research

Dental age estimation using radiographic assessment of third molar eruption among 10 & #8211;20-year-old Ugandan population
Conclusions: Given the fact that the percentage of erupted third molars by age 18 was found to be <50% on an average in this Ugandan population, we should reconsider the use of third molar eruption as a definitive tool for age estimation in this population. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - October 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Annet Mutebi Kutesa Charles Mugisha Rwenyonyi Catherine Lutalo Mwesigwa Mbabali Muhammad Grace Ssanyu Nabaggala Joan Kalyango Source Type: research

Ascertaining of age by Raman spectroscopic analysis of apical dentin & #8211; A forensic study
Conclusion: Raman spectroscopic analysis of apical dentin of teeth affected by caries can also be used to estimate the age and the Raman spectra obtained differed for different age groups, and the same can be advocated as an alternative method to ascertain age in forensic dentistry. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - October 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Sadaksharam Jayachandran Prakasarao Aruna Manoharan Preethi M Yuvaraj Source Type: research

Digitization in forensic odontology: A paradigm shift in forensic investigations
Ravleen Nagi, Konidena Aravinda, N Rakesh, Supreet Jain, Navneet Kaur, Amrit Kaur MannJournal of Forensic Dental Sciences 2019 11(1):5-10 Forensic dentistry deals with proper handling, examination, and evaluation of dental records, which are then presented in the interest of law for justice. It plays a major role in identification of deceased individuals who cannot be identified visually or by other means after mass disasters or crimes. Digital forensics has revolutionized the traditional forensic investigations in terms of acquisition, analysis, and reporting of forensic evidence and its application is becoming common in...
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - October 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Ravleen Nagi Konidena Aravinda N Rakesh Supreet Jain Navneet Kaur Amrit Kaur Mann Source Type: research

Saliva as a forensic tool
Shailja ChatterjeeJournal of Forensic Dental Sciences 2019 11(1):1-4 Forensic science is a branch that deals with a wide plethora of areas such as anthropology, migration studies and criminology. Various biological samples have been utilized to assist a scientist towards getting answers to the myriad of questions in the field. Saliva is an easily available source from victim as well as aggressors, parent-child and siblings. Various tests have been devised to aid in identifying salivary sample constituents. This paper deals with the wide utility of saliva as a forensic tool. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - October 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Shailja Chatterjee Source Type: research

Charred: Forensic dental identification and scanning electron microscope
This study reports a murder case by charring, which creates dental and bone calcination. In 2013, a completely burned car was examined by forensic experts, containing charred, calcined human bones and teeth inside its trunk, thus an identity needed to be established. The scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used as a supporting method and indicated the presence of restorative materials, which were compatible and consistent with the chart and radiographic shots provided by the victim's dental surgeon. The SEM examination reinforced the positive identification of the alleged victim performed by comparative radiographic...
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - May 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Luiz Francesquini J & #250;nior Viviane Ulbricht Adriano Luis Martins Rhonan Ferreira Silva Jo & #227;o Sarmento Pereira Neto Eduardo Daruge J & #250;nior Source Type: research

Antemortem dental records versus individual identification
Conclusion: This study reveals that the need of the hour is to change the attitude and to cultivate interest among practicing dentists regarding dental record maintenance which can tremendously help in the deceased individual identification process. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - May 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Niveditha Thampan R Janani R Ramya R Bharanidharan A Ramesh Kumar K Rajkumar Source Type: research

Facial indices in lateral cephalogram for sex prediction in Chennai population & #8211; A semi-novel study
Conclusion: From this study, it is clearly evident that cephalometric landmarks are reliable sex determinants to a good extent. All the statistically significant measurements, but one, showed acceptable percentages of reliability. This means the chosen variables can be used for the Dravidian population to robustly determine the sex of the individuals of interest. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - May 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Mary Sheloni Missier Selwin Gabriel Samuel Ashwin Mathew George Source Type: research

Correlative study on lip prints, fingerprints, and mandibular intercanine distance for gender determination
Conclusions: Although lip prints, fingerprints, and MCI had their own specifications, correlation of the three parameters did not show any significance. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - May 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: JK Sonia Bai A Ravi Prakash A Vikram Simha Reddy M Rajinikanth S Sreenath K Veera Kishore Kumar Reddy Source Type: research

Tooth reconstruction in forensic situations through dental materials: An anatomical art
Conclusion: Tooth reconstruction utilizing dental materials that may help in comparative identification. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - May 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Gargi Jani Abraham Johnson Source Type: research

Assessment of correlation between dental calcification stages and skeletal maturity indicators
Conclusion: The findings of this pilot study indicated that tooth calcification stages might be clinically used as a maturity indicator of the pubertal growth period. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - May 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Akshaya Ojha MA Prasanth Vikram Singh Tarun Sihag Varsha Bhati Himanshi Tomar Source Type: research

Forensic pediatric dentistry
Thorakkal ShamimJournal of Forensic Dental Sciences 2018 10(3):128-131 Forensic dentistry is the legal field of dentistry which analyses dental evidence in the interest of justice. Pediatric dentistry is that dental specialty concerned with the treatment of dental diseases in children. This specialty is utilized for identification of individuals through visual, clinical, and radiographic interpretation of sound and caries involved teeth, eruption sequence of teeth, shedding sequence of teeth, tooth calcification and maturation, fracture of teeth, root canal therapy, type of restorations and dental crowns and bridges, pit ...
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - May 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Thorakkal Shamim Source Type: research

Salivary signature in forensic profiling: A scoping review
Conclusions: This communication highlights the constituents of SS and their significance in forensics. It also enumerates factors altering SS, limitations owing to diversity in microbiome and biomarker status, and possible measures to improve its accuracy and robustness in forensics. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - May 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Priyanka Kapoor Aman Chowdhry Source Type: research

The use of dental records as a tool for the Unique Identification Authority of India in personal identification: A proposal
This article evaluates the importance of maintaining dental records and personal identification and also defines a proposal of linking these dental records to Aadhaar card in India. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - May 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Karandeep Singh Arora Rahul Bansal Source Type: research

Forensic odontology: A paradigm shift in the Indian context
Abraham JohnsonJournal of Forensic Dental Sciences 2018 10(3):117-118 (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - May 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Abraham Johnson Source Type: research

Parastyle cusp: A rare morphologic variant of maxillary second molars
Zoya Chowdhary, Disha Gupta, Ranjana Mohan, Aashima BajajJournal of Forensic Dental Sciences 2018 10(2):111-115 Human jaws and teeth show a high diversity in the morphology, which varies from individual to individual. The variation in the morphologic feature is of great importance in the forensic field for identification. A tubercle or an accessory cusp is rare but is usually seen in the mandibular molar buccal aspect. From a forensic odontologist's point of view, the features though rare and unusual are useful for identification of the victim as well as criminal. The article presents three cases showing this rarest m...
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Zoya Chowdhary Disha Gupta Ranjana Mohan Aashima Bajaj Source Type: research

Sex determination from tooth pulp deoxyribonucleic acid using polymerase chain reaction
Conclusion: The dental pulp is the reliable source for sex determination in the humid or dry environment compared to uncontrolled heat. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Ruchi Kishor Pawar Chandramani B More Source Type: research

Correlation and estimation of stature from cephalofacial measurements: A study on Western Uttar Pradesh population
Conclusion: It can be concluded that the recommended anthropometric measurements provided serve as a template and confirm that there are geographical and sexual dimorphism in anthropometric parameters; therefore, these should be considered in forensic or criminal investigations. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Munish Reddy Vandana Reddy Vijay Wadhwan Arvind Venkatesh Source Type: research

Root Length: As a determinant tool of sexual dimorphism in an ethnic Tamil population
Conclusion: The data generated from this study suggest that the root length measurements present with a substantial evidence of sexual dimorphism emphasizing its importance on identifying sex and are therefore useful in determining the biological profile. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Divyalakshmi Govindaram R Bharanidharan R Ramya A Rameshkumar N Priyadharsini K Rajkumar Source Type: research

Evaluation of occlusal groove morphology of primary mandibular second molar in an Indian population
Conclusion: The study of dental morphology and odontometry is important in the field of forensic and anthropological research. It helps to understand the phylogenetic relationships among species and also to study the diversities within a population. This study revealed a primitive type of occlusal morphology in the population studied. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: A Ahsana Ganesh Jeevanandan E M G Subramanian Source Type: research

Comparison of cheiloscopy, odontometric, and facial index for sex determination in forensic dentistry
Conclusion: A large-scale study is required in order to validate our results to arrive at definitive results and value. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: K Indra Priyadharshini M Ambika B Sekar V Mohanbabu B Sabarinath I Pavithra Source Type: research

A comparative evaluation between cheiloscopic patterns and canine relationship in primary dentition
Conclusion: Lip prints can provide an alternative to dermatoglyphics to predict the canine relationship in primary dentition. Further studies with larger sample size are required to provide an insight into its significant correlations. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: R Vignesh David Ditto Sharmin Source Type: research

Age estimation by cemental annulation rings
Conclusion: Incremental lines found in cementum can be used for age estimation in forensic dentistry. (Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences)
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: N Mohan Sabitha Gokulraj Merlyn Thomas Source Type: research

Selfie identification app as a forensic tool for missing and unidentified persons
Emilio Nuzzolese, Francesco Lupariello, Giancarlo Di VellaJournal of Forensic Dental Sciences 2018 10(2):75-78 Social media applications can be valuable investigative tools in the search for missing and unidentified persons. As yet, no forensic App exists with the aim of assisting the human identification process, through the search of antemortem data to be used as adjunct data in the comparison with postmortem data collected. The aim of this article is to introduce a new application for Smartphones called “Selfie Forensic ID” App which will employ selfie and face photographs as an archive of dental data and d...
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Emilio Nuzzolese Francesco Lupariello Giancarlo Di Vella Source Type: research

Mantle of forensics in child sexual abuse
Preethi Murali, Manoj PrabhakarJournal of Forensic Dental Sciences 2018 10(2):71-74 Child sexual abuse (CSA) is defined as inappropriate adolescent or adult sexual behavior or contact with a child. Sexual abuse may be committed by any person including those under the age of 18 years when that person is either significantly older than the victim or is in a position of power or control over the child. Detecting CSA requires a high incidence of suspicion and familiarity with physical, behavioral, and verbal indications of abuse. Shame and guilt often may have discussion difficult. Studies have shown that approximately 60%...
Source: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences - January 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: Preethi Murali Manoj Prabhakar Source Type: research