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Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

August 2018 Vol. 4(2), pp. 054-062

ISSN: 2984-8806

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Original Research Paper


Knowledge and Awareness of Forensic Odontology among the Dental Practitioners in Riyadh City: A Survey-Based Study.


Majidah Alshaqaq1, Mashael Albekairi1, Lama Almakhlafi1, Azhar Alessa1, Hissah Aldhafyan1, Hawra Almohammedsaleh1 and Shahzeb Hasan Ansari2*

1Dental Interns, Riyadh Elm University, Saudi Arabia.
2Lecturer, Faculty of Preventive Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Saudi Arabia.

Corresponding Author's Email: shahzebhasan@riyadh.edu.sa

Accepted 28th June, 2018.



Abstract


Forensic dentistry (FD) can be defined as the application of dental knowledge in the criminal and civil laws that are forced by police agencies in a criminal justice system and FD helps to collect evidences with regards to child abuse and it is also used in the identification process by taking DNA samples from the teeth, and is involved in the identification of deceased individuals through the comparison of ante- and post-mortem records and would assist in solving cases of abuse and deaths. The DNA technology can be used in the recovery of the genetic material, through the saliva deposited in the skin and Criminological odontology has turned into a fundamental piece of scientific drug in the course of recent years. Legal odontology assumes an imperative part in criminal, fiscal debate, conjugal, social, entombment, and the distinguishing proof of people missing for delayed periods. Distributed by Edwin Saunders in 1857 who asserted that teeth gave the most solid manual for age contrasted with age estimation from stature which was a standard strategy utilized amid that time. The essential utilization of legal odontology incorporate recognizable proof of human stays through dental records and helping at the scene of wrongdoing; in instances of suspected tyke through nibble marks or physical wounds; assurance of age and sex of the living or expired and to affirm as a specialist witness in the court to exhibit measurable dental confirmation.

Keywords: Awareness, Dentists, Forensic odontology, Knowledge.

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Majidah Alshaqaq, Mashael Albekairi, Lama Almakhlafi, Azhar Alessa, Hissah Aldhafyan, Hawra Almohammedsaleh and Shahzeb Hasan Ansari. Knowledge and Awareness of Forensic Odontology among the Dental Practitioners in Riyadh City: A Survey-Based Study. Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene 4(2) 2018 pp. 054-062.


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