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CASE REPORT

Personal Identification using Complete Dentures

Surender Kumar, Saurav Banerjee, Hemlata Dwivedi, Tapas Gupta, Ardhendu Banerjee

Citation Information : Kumar S, Banerjee S, Dwivedi H, Gupta T, Banerjee A. Personal Identification using Complete Dentures. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2011; 1 (2):132-135.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1025

Published Online: 01-09-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Personal identification is an indispensable requirement for forensic and medicolegal investigations or, in case of an accident, loss of memory, states of unconsciousness being inadvertently misplaced on admission to a hospital or in identifying bodies of those who have died in a calamity. Positive identification through labeled dentures plays a key role in the above-mentioned scenario. The importance of denture identification has long been accredited by the dental profession and various denture identification systems have been reported in the literature. This clinical report highlights a technique of denture identification wherein a used IOPA lead foil with patient details engraved is incorporated within the heat polymerized resin during the processing of the denture.


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