Palatal Rugae for the Construction of Forensic Identification

DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022014000200028
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Li Bing ; Xiu-Ping Wu; Yin Feng; Yu-Jin Wang & Hong-Chen Liu

Summary

This study aims to explore the role of palatal rugae pattern in forensic identification by coding of palatal rugae characteristics, and to construct a forensic identification system for oral palatal rugae. One hundred models were included in this study for a systemic coding of palatal rugae pattern based on the shape, quantity, location, and distribution of palatal rugae. Among the involved 100 models, palatal rugae types varied among individuals and palatal rugae pattern was different between men and women, even between two sides in the same individual. Palatal rugae pattern can be used for forensic identification of oral soft tissue and this study proposes a new means for the identification by coding of palatal rugae pattern based on the shape, quantity, location and distribution.

KEY WORDS: Palatal rugae; Identification; Coding.

How to cite this article

BING, L.; WU, X. P.; FENG, Y.; WANG, Y. J. & LIU, H. C. Palatal rugae for the construction of forensic identification. Int. J. Morphol., 32(2):546-550, 2014.