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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 103-107

Oral autopsy: A simple, faster procedure for total visualization of oral cavity

1 Department of Oral Pathology, Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Tumkur, Karnataka, India
2 Dental Care and Research Center, Government Dental College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, Government Dental College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Boregowda Kadaiah Charan Gowda
Department of Oral Pathology, Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Tumkur, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0975-1475.186375

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Identification of humans, especially in mass disaster is a challenging aspect for team members of the disaster victim identification (DVI) unit. Identification is necessary for humanitarian and emotional reasons and for many legal issues, particularly for family members. In the modern day, all possible methods have been applied for establishing the identification of deceased individuals. The DVI team comprises specialists from different disciplines. The forensic dentist plays a major role in the identification of victims in disaster. To establish a simple, faster and time saving procedure for Postmortem dental identification in mass disaster. In this article, we present a simpler and faster method, which helps in gaining access into the oral cavity that helps in the recording of postmortem oral findings where required.

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