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Baba Farid University Dental Journal
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 26) Last page : ( 30)
Print ISSN : 0976-8181. Online ISSN : 2230-7273.

Perception and Practice of Forensic Odontology by Legal Practitioners in Delhi-A Survey Study

Sharma Geeta1, Gandhi Shubhangi2, Sharma Seema3, Kumar Randhir4,*

1Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, SDCH, Darbhanga, Bihar, India

2P.G. Student, Santosh Dental College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

3Professor, Dept of Oral Pathology, Santosh Dental College, Ghaziabad, India

4Professor, Dept of Periodontia, PDCH, Patna, Bihar, India

*Corresponding Author Dr. Randhir Kumar, Professor, Dept of Periodontia, PDCH, Patna, E mail: drrandhirmds@gmail.com

Online published on 17 February, 2020.



Forensic odontology is that branch of dentistry which deals with the law. Various methods are used to resolve issues related to civil cases, criminal cases and dental jurisprudence.

Aim and objectives

To study the level of awareness of Forensic Odontology amongst the legal practitioners in Delhi and to analyse its scope and application in court of law.

Materials and method

A questionnaire based survey was conducted on 400 Lawyers practicing law in Delhi. The collected Data was tabulated in Microsoft excel sheet. The data was analyzed depending on specialty, years in practice and gender of lawyers. Hypothesis testing was done using Chi square test with P value ≤ 0.05.


The survey results indicate that there is good knowledge of FO but lack in its application.



Forensic, odontology, lawyers, Survey, Questionnaire, Rugae, Bitemarks.


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