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J Forensic Dent Sci. 2010 Jan;2(1):5-10. doi: 10.4103/0974-2948.71050.

Dental records: An overview.

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K. V. G. Dental College, Sullai, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India.


Dental records consist of documents related to the history of present illness, clinical examination, diagnosis, treatment done, and the prognosis. A thorough knowledge of dental records is essential for the practicing dentist, as it not only has a forensic application, but also a legal implication with respect to insurance and consumerism. This article reviews the importance of dental records in forensics.


Dental records; forensics; medicolegal

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