Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : B, Sivapathasundharam


ROLE OF FORENSIC ODONTOLOGIST IN DISASTER VICTIM IDENTIFICATION

Manoj Prabhakar; Preethi Murali; Sivapathasundharam B

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 9, Pages 978-985
DOI: 10.31838/ejmcm.07.09.98

Disaster is an event of serious magnitude causing severe damage to life and property. It could be natural, accidental, industrial or man-made. Mass disaster management comprises a team of civil and medical experts who are responsible for investigation and identification of the remains. The central role played by the forensic odontologistin victim identification has changed in recent years, due to the advancement in the field with improved chances of victims being identified beyond recognition. The role of the forensic odontologist includes criminal investigation using bite marks, ante-mortem and post-mortem dental records and DNA analysis using saliva. Recent molecular biological method like dental DNA fingerprinting has taken forensic dental investigation a step ahead in the ladder of victim identification. Even though the role of a forensic odontologist is highlighted in many domains and researches, under whom are they organised and when are they invited in the scene, remains uncertain for a medical/dental professional. This review will therefore provide an ‘eye of a needle’ perspective about the position of forensic odontologist in Disaster Victim Identification team and their significant role played during any such event. 

FORTUITOUS SEBACEOUS GLANDS IN ORTHOKERATINIZED ODONTOGENIC CYST (OOC) – A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE

kavitha L; Kavitha B; Sivapathasundharam B

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 9, Pages 1037-1044
DOI: 10.31838/ejmcm.07.09.106

Sebaceous glands are exocrine glands that constitute an integral part of the skin. Ectopic sebaceous glands commonly seen in the buccal mucosa and the lateral part of the vermillion border of the lips in the oral cavity are called fordyce granules and are observed in 80% of the population. Sebaceous elements in odontogenic cysts are relatively rare. Pluripotency of odontogenic epithelium explains the concurrent occurrence of sebaceous glands with odontogenic cystic lesions. A case report of orthokeratinized odontogenic cyst with sebaceous differentiation in a 24-year-old male patient is discussed in this article with emphasis on histogenesis, literature review and differential diagnosis.