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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences


Forgotten Forensics: Enamel Choumps-Case Report and Review


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Author Details: Sanjeev Laller, Mamta Malik, Ravinder S Saini, Rakesh Kumar Mishra, Indu Hora, Meenakshi Bhasin

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2455-1732

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Article First Page : 50

Article End Page : 52


Abstract

From the various forms of body decorations and mutilation which are seen in different societies, mutilation and adornment of the teeth and oral soft tissues comprise a group of practices of obvious forensic significance to dental students and practitioners and among them the art of tattooing tooth have been practiced all over the world since ages. Tattooing is an increasingly common form of self-expression, especially in the young adult population. The positive identification of living or deceased persons using the unique traits and characteristics of the teeth tattoing is a pillar of forensic science. As an adjunct to the previously published literature on enamel choumps, the present report provides an insight into more patterns of enamel choumps, instruments and procedures done to make choumps and discusses the myths and beliefs associated with this practice.

Keywords:
Enamel Choumps, Tattoing, Forensics, Ferua