Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences

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Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84--89

Proposing national identification number on dental prostheses as universal personal identification code - A revolution in forensic odontology


Rajendra K Baad, Uzma Belgaumi, Nupura Vibhute, Vidya Kadashetti, Pramod Redder Chandrappa, Sushma Gugwad 
 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajendra K Baad
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad - 415 110, Maharashtra
India

The proper identification of a decedent is not only important for humanitarian and emotional reasons, but also for legal and administrative purposes. During the reconstructive identification process, all necessary information is gathered from the unknown body of the victim and hence that an objective reconstructed profile can be established. Denture marking systems are being used in various situations, and a number of direct and indirect methods are reported. We propose that national identification numbers be incorporated in all removable and fixed prostheses, so as to adopt a single and definitive universal personal identification code with the aim of achieving a uniform, standardized, easy, and fast identification method worldwide for forensic identification.


How to cite this article:
Baad RK, Belgaumi U, Vibhute N, Kadashetti V, Chandrappa PR, Gugwad S. Proposing national identification number on dental prostheses as universal personal identification code - A revolution in forensic odontology.J Forensic Dent Sci 2015;7:84-89


How to cite this URL:
Baad RK, Belgaumi U, Vibhute N, Kadashetti V, Chandrappa PR, Gugwad S. Proposing national identification number on dental prostheses as universal personal identification code - A revolution in forensic odontology. J Forensic Dent Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Jul 9 ];7:84-89
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