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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67-70

A study of lip print patterns among adults of Sebha city, Libya

1 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology; Faculty of Dentistry, Sebha University, Sebha, Libya
2 Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, India
3 Faculty of Dentistry; Department of Oral Biology and Orthodontics, Sebha University, Sebha, Libya
4 Faculty of Dentistry, Sebha University, Sebha, Libya
5 Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Syed Wali Peeran
Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Faculty of Dentistry, Sebha University, Sebha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0975-1475.150322

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Introduction: Lip print patterns are individualistic and unique and can be used for identification of individuals. Objectives: The objective of this study was to find out the different types of lip patterns, know the most common one and to know whether it has any gender predilection among adults of Sebha city. Materials and Methods: A total of 104 adults aged 18-35 years participated in this study. Lip prints were recorded and analyzed for lip print patterns. Statistical analysis was carried out using the computer software Statistical Program for Social Sciences (SPSS) 17.0 (Chicago, Illinos, USA). Results: Type I lip print pattern was seen in 53.37% and 60.07% of lip quadrants in males and females, respectively. 27 (25.96%) subjects had same lip print pattern in all the four quadrants. Conclusion: Suzuki and Tsuchihashi's Type I lip print pattern was most common type of lip print pattern in the studied population, whereas Type I' was found to be the least common.

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