Palatal Rugoscopy: An Important Tool in Forensic Odontology

  • Balwant Rai
  • Jasdeep Kaur


Palatal rugae are anatomical wrinkles or folds called “plica palatine,” the asymmetrical connective tissue located on the anterior third of the palate behind the incisive papilla. This chapter focuses on the role of palatal rugoscopy in forensic odontology.


Human Identification Denture Wear North Indian Population Forensic Identification Incisive Papilla 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Balwant Rai
    • 1
  • Jasdeep Kaur
    • 1
  1. 1.Earth and Life Sciences Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and ILEWGAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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