Dental identification plays a vital role in natural and manmade disaster situations and particular in the mass casualties associated with aviation disasters. The wide use of dental implants in all fields of dentistry , will increase the frequency of implants becoming a part and, in some circumstances, most of the recorded antemortem information for an individual. Recent advances like implant recognition software, radiographic recognition of dental implants and assessment of batch numbers help the forensic odontologist in identifying the victims by comparing with the antemortem records of the affected victims, know the geophraphical area and socio economic status of the victim.
Key words: Dental implants, forensic odontology, titanium, incineration.
Received: 24 February, 2019 Revised: 28 March, 2019 Accepted: 29 March, 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Sunantha Selvaraj, Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, Vinayaga Mission’s Sankarachariyar Dental College & Hospital, Sankari main road, NH-47, Salem- 636308, Tamil nadu, India.
This article may be cited as: Selvaraj S, Dorairaj J, Raju R, Saranyan R. Dental Implants –Evidence in Forensic Odontology - A Review. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(5): 40-42.