Awareness of Forensic Odontology Among Dental Graduates in India

  • Nishant Kumar Associate Professor Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Surendera Dental College and Research Institute , Sri Ganganagar , Rajasthan
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It gives me immense pleasure to write editorial for the Journal of Indo-Pacific Academy of Forensic Odontology and would like to thanks editor in chief Dr. Pradhuman Verma for giving me this opportunity. Our biggest concern is Dental identification has been a vital tool for identifying deceased individuals since 66 AD.[1] It has received international praise as a field that empowers people to use science in judicial procedures. Currently, a lack of trained professionals, a lack of training facilities, and a lack of exposure to the subject during undergraduate years are the biggest road blocks to expanding the application of forensic odontology for the benefit of society. Despite the fact that the Indian Dental Association recommends that an individual's dental records (radiographs, models, photographs, and clinical correspondence) be securely kept for at least 5-6 years, the practices has yet to be implemented in all dental fields across India.[2]