Ameloglyphics: A Novel Appraisal of the Enamel Structure in Identification of an individual

Dahal, Samarika and Boaz, Karen and *, Srikant N and Agrawal, Nitin Kumar (2014) Ameloglyphics: A Novel Appraisal of the Enamel Structure in Identification of an individual. Journal of Institute of Medicine, 36 (3). pp. 64-67. ISSN 1993-2979

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Abstract

Introduction: Ameloglyphics is a newly emerging field that studies the patterns of enamel rods. Amelo means enamel and glyphics means carving. It is said by some investigators that the patterns of enamel rods are unique to each individual. Methods: The aim of the study was to estimate and categorise tooth print patterns among 30 teeth of known age and gender and to analyze the variation among carious and non carious teeth. The tooth surface was etched and imprint was transferred to a slide using an adhesive tape. Further evaluation was done under light microscopy by using verifinger SDK software. Results: The various patterns observed were straight, wavy, branched, looped, intersecting and radiating. The carious teeth and deciduous dentition showed predominance of wavy and straight pattern which is in accordance with their softer nature and increased susceptibility to bacterial invasion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Enamel, Tooth prints, Biometrics, Ameloglyphics
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Pathology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 06:39
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2015 06:39
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141953

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