Engraved fixed restorations and denture micro-labelling to facilitate identification through forensic dentistry

P. G. Kamath, V. G. Kamath

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Identification is an essential requirement of any medicolegal investigations, because a mistaken identity may pose a problem in delivering justice. The importance of placing identification marks on dentures has long been acknowledged by the dental profession. Because there is no international consensus about the methods of denture marking, we suggest newer methods for the same. A procedure for marking accurate identification markings on crowns and fixed partial dentures and denture micro-labelling with minimal cost is described in this article. Individuals who have been subjected to restorative procedures like fillings may be carrying their 'visiting cards' in their oral cavity. Practicing dentists can become valuable members of the dental identification process by using these techniques to mark dental restorations, which would be valuable in restoring their patients' identity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Indian Prosthodontist Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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