Dr. Kanupriya Gupta


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.


Bite marks, cheiloscopy, forensic odontology, limitations, photographs, radiographs, rugoscopy, tooth prints.

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