Association of lip prints and palatal rugae with birth month

Author: 
Spoorti BR and Annavajjula Saileela

Context Establishing a person’s identity can be a very difficult process. Dental records, finger prints and DNA comparisons are probably the most common techniques used in this context, allowing fast and secure identification processes. However, since they cannot always be used, sometimes it is necessary to apply different and less known techniques. Lip prints and palatal rugae can be considered as a source of comparative material, because because of their accuracy in legitimizing an identification process even in extreme circumstances.

Aims To correlate lip prints, palatal rugae with birth month

Methods and Material Study comprised of 360 samples. Lip prints were recorded in half of 360 samples and in the other half of the sample palatal rugae were recorded. Both the records were analysed

Statistical analysis used Chi square test was applied for statistical analysis

Results Statistical tests revealed significant association of few types of lip prints, palatal rugae with birth month

Conclusions Significant assosciation of lip prints and palatal rugae with birth month was obtained. Hence, it can be used as an adjunct information

Download PDF: