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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-23

Denture identification using individual national identification number of Saudi Arabia: An innovative inclusion method of casted metal


1 Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Sciences, Majmaah University, Al Majma'ah, Al Zulfi, KSA
2 Consultant Prosthodontist, Sanker Ganesh Dental Clinic, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dental Sciences, Majmaah University, Al Majma'ah, Al Zulfi, KSA
4 Department of Pedodontics, Sharda Dental College, Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
5 Department of Endodontics, College of Dental Sciences, Majmaah University, Al Majma'ah, Al Zulfi, KSA

Correspondence Address:
Atul Bhardwaj
Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Sciences, Majmaah University, Al Majma'ah
KSA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0975-1475.206484

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Context: Forensic odontology is one of the branches of dentistry, which played a very important role in identification of individuals in accident, natural and mass disaster, and civil unrest and in genocide crimes. In the absence of natural teeth, marking or labeling of denture plays a vital role in the personal identification. Background: Various types of marking or labeling methods are reported. However, many are not according to the criteria put forth by American Dental Association or other professional association. Majority of these techniques may be time consuming and expansive, may not be standardized, long lasting and do not permit the incorporation of a large amount of information. Aim: The aim of this study is to find out a denture identification technique that should be easy, less expensive, long lasting, and standardized. Materials and Methods: This article illustrates an inclusion denture casted metal technique of the individual national identification number printed in the patient's residence number or iquama or national identity card issued by the ministry of interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is used as a denture marker in the lingual surface of mandibular denture. Results: The label in this method is durable and can withstand high temperature, less chances of deterioration, visible radiographically, and provide all important information about individual that is standardized, reliable, and also accessible from any remote location. Conclusion: Hence, the proposed technique is an easy, less expensive, long lasting, radiographically visible, and standardized method of identification.


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