Palatine rugae and their significance in clinical dentistry: a review of the literature.

@article{Patil2008PalatineRA,
  title={Palatine rugae and their significance in clinical dentistry: a review of the literature.},
  author={Manashvini S Patil and Sanjayagouda B Patil and Ashith B. Acharya},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={139 11},
  pages={1471-8}
}
BACKGROUND The palatine rugae have interested dentists not only because of their typical pattern of orientation but also because of their usefulness as a reference landmark in various dental treatment modalities. The pattern of orientation is formed by the 12th to 14th week of prenatal life and remains stable until the oral mucosa degenerates after death. The palatine rugae possess unique characteristics that could be used in circumstances in which it is difficult to identify a dead person… CONTINUE READING

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