Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8--10

Limitations in forensic odontology


B Kavitha, A Einstein, B Sivapathasundharam, TR Saraswathi 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, India

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B Kavitha
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095
India

The concept of using dental evidence in forensic investigation has kindled so much interest in the recent past that forensic odontology is even suggested as the single positive identification method to solve certain forensic cases. In this process, the shortcomings in forensic odontology though few are overlooked. These discrepancies associated with various methods are to be weighed cautiously to make forensic odontology a more accurate, reliable, and reproducible investigatory science. In this paper, we present our understanding of the limitations in various methods employed in forensic odontology.


How to cite this article:
Kavitha B, Einstein A, Sivapathasundharam B, Saraswathi T R. Limitations in forensic odontology.J Forensic Dent Sci 2009;1:8-10


How to cite this URL:
Kavitha B, Einstein A, Sivapathasundharam B, Saraswathi T R. Limitations in forensic odontology. J Forensic Dent Sci [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Sep 22 ];1:8-10
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