Forensic Dentistry in Indiahttp://www.delhi-ivf.comForensic Dentistry in India is a science which is developing fast and i...
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Forensic Dentistry in India is a science which is developing fast and is seen as a great advantage for the society. The need of Forensic Dentistry in India has seen an increase in demand in last decade as the demands from criminal system of justice has increased.

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  1. 1. Forensic Dentistry in Indiahttp://www.delhi-ivf.comForensic Dentistry in India is a science which is developing fast and is seen as a greatadvantage for the society. The need of Forensic Dentistry in India has seen an increase indemand in last decade as the demands from criminal system of justice has increased.Due to the instrumental role that forensic dentistry plays in most cases it is of utmostrelevance that the individual wishing to seek education in this subject must be trained in themost appropriate manner. Oral pathologists are given the responsibility of training theexperts in forensic dentistry as well as in solving the forensic cases which involve usage ofknowledge in normal development, function and morphology of the oral tissues. They canalso deduct any variations in pathological states if incurred. An understanding of thehistological issues related to several dental treatments and there procedures along with theageing in the physiologic process are also easy for professionals.Forensic Dentistry in India has not yet caught on with the development with the other partsof the globe because of low confidence seen in oral pathologists when it comes to forensiccases. This is partly due to inadequate training and exposure to advancements in the fieldalong with lack of exposure in the practical aspects of the cases. It is foreseen that thedemand related to forensic investigation will tend to lead to an increase in scope of forensicdentistry in India. A three phase plan is recommended in the implementation of thecontinuance of this science in India.First phase must include an undergraduate program which must have lectures on Preclinicalforensic odontology improved by the clinical training. Also should be underlined somedetailed program which ensures exposure to several case studies of forensic dentistry. Theteachers should also be experienced enough to have the capability to teach their studentsissues related to forensic dentistry.Second phase of the program must involve a structured program for postgraduate trainingto be developed with clinical exposure accorded to various specialties including oralpathology along with microbiology. A postgraduate trainee should develop knowledge inorder to present proper reports to the department of police. The trainee should also know
  2. 2. the art of record keeping, computers usage, criminology, forensic photography and legaljurisprudence.Third phase of the program must also project the required postgraduate certificate anddiploma courses which may be undertaken in order to get initiated in the field of forensicdentistry. Also several renowned dentists have suggested establishment of dental labs aswell as referral centers both at district and centre level in order to improve the conditionsand capabilities of forensic dentistry in India.An efficient team of dentists may be compiled which has experts belonging to variousbranches involved in dentistry, who must work in association with other experts of forensicsciences to solve the cases. India has a large pool of manpower as well as talent out ofwhich there will be students who are interested in the branch of forensic dentistry.

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