PALATAL RUGAE A FINGER PRINT OF ORAL CAVITYDr. Baljinder Singh1* , Dr. Navroop Batth1, Dr. Karanprakash Singh1, Dr. Harleen Kaur1
Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Baljinder Singh
Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Patiala, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date:04/08/2015 Accepted date:12/09/2015 Published date:19/09/2015
Identification of individuals can be difficult in cases like accidents, or in mass disaster conditions. The oral cavity plays a significant role in identification of victims because it comprises of unique anatomy of dentition. However in certain cases, if teeth are lost due reasons like caries, periodontal problems. Human palatal rugae have been suggested as an alternative method for identification of the deceased for such conditions. Palatal rugae have been considered important for human identification due to its stability and accuracy, which is equivalent to that of fingerprint. Thus palatoscopy or palatal rugoscopy is used as evidence in forensic identification.