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The most challenging situations in Forensic Odonto-Stomatology are mass disasters, where the forensic dentist is usually confronted with charred human remains or heavily decomposed or fragmented bodies. This article determines the extent of preservation of palatal rugae for use as an alternative identification tool in such situations, using a study group(More)
In circumstances where identification of an individual by fingerprint or dental record comparison is difficult, palatal rugae may be considered as an alternative source of comparative material. This article evaluates the use of palatal rugae patterns for forensic identification with an indigenously developed computer software program. Comprehensive(More)
Repairs of the cleft nose, lip, and palatal deformity remain challenging endeavors for reconstructive surgeons. Postsurgical nasomaxillary hypoplasia is a common finding in patients with extensive clefts. This complex deformity has a pronounced impact on the social behavior and self image of the subject. Esthetic and functional rehabilitation of this(More)
The rationale for doing full mouth rehabilitation are, when occlusal forces become traumatic hampering the health of periodontal tissues, extensive occlusal diseases, trauma, temporomandibular joint disease and congenital disorders with malformed dentition. Literature exposes that full mouth fixed rehabilitation is one of the taxing procedures in the field(More)
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