2020 Volume 8 Issue 2

Human Identification Through Gum-A New Vision In Forensic Odontology

Arushi Chawla, Dhwani Patel, Ashwini Pandit

Aim: The study aims to bring about a change in the conventional and tedious methods used during the investigation of the suspect or victim, for identification and introduce a material which can be used, by forensic investigators to the police officers worldwide with ease.

Objective: To use gum as a make-shift impression material to overcome the drawbacks of the conventionally used dental materials and assess its feasibility in forensic odontology.

Materials and Method: The technique used requires minimum instrumentation like commercially available chewing gum and a solution that was prepared in the lab along with a camera to capture the images recorded.

Result: The technique used could record the dental anatomy and the non-metric traits which would be helpful in the process of identification. The technique also proved to be helpful in the recording of tongue prints.

Conclusion: To use chewing gum for recording the morphologic details present on the tooth surface and ease the process.

How to cite this article
Chawla A, Patel D, Pandit A. Human Identification Through Gum-A New Vision In Forensic Odontology. Annals of Dental Specialty 2020;8(2):1-4
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