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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 31-34

The mystery of handprints—Dermatoglyphics and dentistry


1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Consultant Practitioner, Vadodara, India
3 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Manipur, Ahmedabad, India
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Manipur, Ahmedabad, India
5 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Goenka Research Institute of Dental Science, Pethapur, Gandhinagar, India
6 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Visnagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohil Asnani
(Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics), Aarsh Dental Clinic, Above Waghbakri Tea Lounge, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380009, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/INJO.INJO_2_18

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Dermatoglyphics refers to epidermal ridges present on the palm, sole, fingers, and toes. Over the past 150 years, dermatoglyphics has been a powerful tool in understanding the basic questions in biology and genetics. Its analysis is now beginning to prove useful in the field of dentistry. Each and every individual has unique fingerprints, even twins. These fingerprints remain the same lifelong from their development unless they are damaged by dermal injuries.


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