Unique tooth identification helps identify the body

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): “Like our fingerprints and DNA, our teeth also have unique identification. Teeth help identify the body of any accident victim or in the event of presumed death,” the forensic dentistry expert said. ‘Ahmedabad, Dr Jaishankar Pillai was addressing a seminar titled “Forensic Dentistry” organized by the Government Dental College on Sunday.

Dr. Pillai said interest in forensic odontology has increased among doctors and patients as it is a challenging field and provides an opportunity to treat different cases.

“Forensic dental science is important to the legal system because it helps identify criminals in any case or identify a body. We can also know the age of anyone based on their teeth because each tooth has stages and we can calculate the age. Additionally, it can help identify the gender of any decomposing bodies,” he added.

Dr. Pillai also talked about ways to make forensic dentistry a career.

Similarly, KEM College, Dr. Hemlata Pandey from Mumbai also discussed the emerging field of Forensic Dentistry and informed the students that the field is quite new in our country. “We started talking about legal dentistry just 10 years ago. Many experts have undergone training in other countries and are in the process of implementing it in our countries. Students can opt for this if they want a bit of fun in their work and they can go there instead of clinical dentistry,” Dr. Pandey said.

The Principal of Government Dental College, Dr. Deshraj Jain, said that they organize the seminars to provide the students with up-to-date knowledge in the field of dentistry which also helps them to choose their expertise.

A large number of students and teachers participated in the seminar.

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