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Denture Markers as Identification Tools in Forensic Odontology: A Case Series


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1 Department of Prosthodontics, K. D. Dental College and Hospital, Mathura – 281006, Uttar Pradesh, India
     

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Forensic odontology is defined as “the branch of forensic medicine that deals with teeth and dental findings which helps in identifying the remains of a dead person. Increase in life expectancy has increased number of geriatric patients with denture wearer. Several well-documented methods of denture labeling have been reported in the literature, which include surface marking, incorporation techniques using metal or nonmetal materials, and engraving. This case series highlights the rehabilitation of completely edentulous patients using conventional complete denture prostheses equipped with these identification devices, which would be a critical contributor in determining the individual’s identity. All of these denture marking methods were simple, inexpensive, time-saving, less technique sensitive, fire resistant, and aesthetically pleasing to the individual patient.

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Denture Markers, Engraving, Forensic Odontology, Quick Response (QR) Code, Unique Identification Number.
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Authors

Preeti Sagar
Department of Prosthodontics, K. D. Dental College and Hospital, Mathura – 281006, Uttar Pradesh, India
Abhinav Agarwal
Department of Prosthodontics, K. D. Dental College and Hospital, Mathura – 281006, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract


Forensic odontology is defined as “the branch of forensic medicine that deals with teeth and dental findings which helps in identifying the remains of a dead person. Increase in life expectancy has increased number of geriatric patients with denture wearer. Several well-documented methods of denture labeling have been reported in the literature, which include surface marking, incorporation techniques using metal or nonmetal materials, and engraving. This case series highlights the rehabilitation of completely edentulous patients using conventional complete denture prostheses equipped with these identification devices, which would be a critical contributor in determining the individual’s identity. All of these denture marking methods were simple, inexpensive, time-saving, less technique sensitive, fire resistant, and aesthetically pleasing to the individual patient.

Keywords


Denture Markers, Engraving, Forensic Odontology, Quick Response (QR) Code, Unique Identification Number.

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