Role of Palatal Rugoscopy in Disaster Victims Identification

Nila, Kasuma (2017) Role of Palatal Rugoscopy in Disaster Victims Identification. In: ADRI International 7th, 4-5 Febaruari 2017, Padang.


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Abstract. The Republic of Indonesia is located in the area which is prone to disasters. In international hazard maps, natural disasters Indonesia occupies the highest position for tsunamis, landslides and volcanic eruptions.In this condition, the forensic medical team and forensic odontology is needed to identify victims.Dental records, fingerprint and DNA comparisons are probably the most common techniques used in this context, allowing fast and reliable identification processes. However, under certain circumstances, they cannot always be used; but interestingly palatal rugae patterns are preserved. palatal rugae (PR), are asymmetrical and irregular elevations of the oral mucosa in the anterior third of the palate, arranged in a transverse direction from the palatine raphe located in the mid-sagittal plane.Study of palatal rugae (rugoscopy) can lead us to important information and help in a person’s identification. Various investigators have implied that palatal rugae are unique to each individual and they can be used successfully in human identification.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi
Depositing User: Mr. Fauzan Yusro
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2018 19:19
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2018 19:19

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