Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

EditorialVolume 2 Issue 2

Introducing Forensic Odontology in Dental Curriculum: A Missing Link Towards Excellence for Health and Judicial Academics in Pakistan

Shahjahan Katpar1*, Ahsan Sethi2 and Raheela Yasmin3

1Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
2Assistant Professor of Medical Education, Institute of Health Professions Education and Research, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan
3Professor of Medical Education and Director RARE, Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Shahjahan Katpar, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan. E-Mail: profkatpar@duhs.edu.pk

Received: December 04, 2017; Published: January 02, 2018

Citation: Shahjahan Katpar., et al. “Introducing Forensic Odontology in Dental Curriculum: A Missing Link Towards Excellence for Health and Judicial Academics in Pakistan”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.2 (2018).

  Dear readers, we know that every human being has a unique DNA identification blueprint. Natural oro-facial tissues such as teeth, lips, tongue, facial bones and associated unnatural dental items like fillings, dentures etc are the only other non-living sources for identification of dead human bodies in cases, where fingerprints or other related identification traces related to gender and age are destroyed and are not available. [1-3]. Forensic Odontology (FoDn) is the branch of forensic sciences that aims to establish identity of dead bodies: as offenders or innocent, based on available dental records and is also called Forensic Dentistry. This guest editorial aims to share our contribution about Forensic Odontology, a well-established dental specialty in the advanced world and currently almost non-existent in the undergraduate/ Postgraduate dental and also in Judicial academic curriculam of Pakistan. [3,4].

Copyright: © 2018 Shahjahan Katpar., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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