Context: Palatal rugae are irregular, transverse palatine folds of the mucous membrane located on the anterior third on the palate. The study of palatal rugae is known as palatal rugoscopy. It has been shown that palatal rugae are unique to every person so they are useful in forensic identification.
Aim: To examine the palatal rugae pattern in dentulous and edentulous individuals.
Settings and design: The total samples of 100 participants were taken divided in two groups consisting of 50 dentulous and 50 edentulous participants.