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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 48-52

Cheiloscopy


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KMCT Dental College, Calicut, Kerala, India

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Tim Peter
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KMCT Dental College, Calicut, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2542-5013.194272

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Cheiloscopy has been fascinating from the time it took a prominent place in the field of forensic dentistry. This article aims at a review tracing the cheiloscopic studies conducted worldwide. It highlights the results achieved of each research work, and focus is made on the effect of the same. Cheiloscopy and dermatoglyphics with its various applications have immense potential, which are not fully explored till date, and it is necessary to channel the resources of cheiloscopy in a proper channel and henceforth maximum scientific benefit can be achieved with the same.


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