DNA Technology and Forensic Odontology

  • Balwant Rai
  • Jasdeep Kaur


Teeth are among the hardest structures of the human body as well as resistant to adverse condition, so they are used as an identification tool in forensic odontology investigations. They are also a valuable source of DNA, as other parts of the body are destroyed or degraded in mass disasters. This chapter focuses on the role of DNA technology in forensic odontology.


Buccal Mucosa Dental Pulp Buccal Swab Disaster Victim Identification Mass Disaster 
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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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