Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 1

Role of Dermatoglyphics in Dental Malocclusion. A Review Literature

Prashant Nahar1 and Tanveer Alam2*

1Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Debari, Udaipur, India
2PHD Scholar, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Debari, Udaipur, India

*Corresponding Author: Tanveer Alam, PHD Scholar, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Debari, Udaipur, India.

Published: December 13, 2019



    Dermatoglyphics is the study of dermal ridge configurations on palms, fingers, soles and toes of an individual. Dermal ridges and craniofacial structures are both developed during 6 to 7th week of intra-uterine life. These patterns are individually unique, permanent and remain unchanged throughout life. Dermatoglyphics has been an important and useful tool for foretelling the future and in criminal investigations. These patterns help in understanding basic questions in medicine, genetics, and evolution. Malocclusion is one of the most commonly reported oral conditions and is widely prevalent. There are sparse reports of dermatoglyphic findings in children with malocclusion and some studies have been reported regarding the same. This review focuses briefly on the spectrum of dermatoglyphic history, types of pattern and its relation with dental malocclusion.

Keywords: Dermatoglyphics; Fingerprint Patterns; Dental Malocclusion



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Citation: Prashant Nahar and Tanveer Alam. "Role of Dermatoglyphics in Dental Malocclusion. A Review Literature”.Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.1 (2020): 51-55.


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