Palatine rugoscopy and its challenges in human identification: an integrative review

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i4.14090

Keywords:

Palatoscopy; Palatal rugoscopy; Forensic dentistry.

Abstract

This integrative review aimed to verify how the identification of Forensic Dentistry, by means palatal wrinkles, has been presented in the scientific literature and which are the limitations for its use in post mortem forensics. That required a search under the following descriptors: Palatal Rugoscopy, Palatoscopy and Forensic Dentistry, in the databases of Pubmed, BVS (Medline and Lilacs), BBO and Scielo for published articles among 2010 to 2019. Those that were available with full and free text in Portuguese and English languages whose conclusion was according to the purpose of this study, leaving out the articles related to live and ante mortem forensics, as well as the repeated ones. From a total of 58 Articles counted, 7 met fully the inclusion /exclusion criteria. These articles puntuacted reviews of narrative, sistematic literature and meta-analysis, forensic case reports and review of these cases. It can be concluded that Palatal Rugoscopy has been presented in the scientific literature as a useful guide in human identification, applied, usually, as a complementary method, but still can provide many additional information; However, should not be used as the only method of identifying the victim, once that also has many noted limitations that can difficult or even to make the identification unfeasible.

Author Biographies

Isabelle Silva Ramos das Neves, Federal University of Pernambuco

Graduated in the Dentistry course at the Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE, Interned at the Ambulatory of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology at the Hospital das Clínicas of the Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE, which aims to care for patients with oral lesions and trauma face. Participated as a volunteer in the extension project Prevention and treatment of cancer in regions of face and mouth in the city of venturosa / PE, in the project to extend the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the treatment of patients with temporomandibular joint disorders, which aims to provide a multidisciplinary treatment for temporomandibular joint disorders that associated with the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery area, can bring better comfort and quality of life to the patient, in the extension project entitled: Assistance to patients with oral diseases and facial traumas at the Outpatient Surgery and Oral Maxillofacial Traumatology of the Federal University of Pernambuco - UFPE. and also in the project entitled: Facing COVID-19 in social networks: communication and social support action for vulnerable populations in primary care territories, which aims to enhance remote health communication and social and community support actions to face Covid- 19. Currently, working as a Dental Surgeon in dental clinics in Pernambuco.

 

Adriana Paula de Andrade da Costa e Silva Santiago, Federal University of Pernambuco

Graduated in Dentistry from the Federal University of Pernambuco (1993), graduated in Law from the Integrated Faculty of Recife (2009), Master in Deontology and Legal Dentistry from the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of São Paulo -USP (2001), doctorate in Oral Diagnosis , sub-area Radiology, by the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of São Paulo -USP (2003), specialization in Civil Law by ESA and in Implantology, by the Dental Research Center - CPO. She is currently Associate Professor level 4 of the Department of Prosthodontics and Oral Oral Surgery - CCS, at the Federal University of Pernambuco (responsible for the Professional Ethics for Dentistry courses in the evening course - ON class, Legal Dentistry - OA classes by day and ON by night, and the Course Conclusion Papers 1 and 2 - TCC1 and TCC2 of the Dentistry course), team member of the Laboratory of Anthropology and Forensic Osteology (LAOF-UFPE), Coordinator of LAOL-UFPE (Academic League of Legal Dentistry at UFPE) , effective member of the Research Ethics Committee of the Health Sciences Center - UFPE and former member of the Legislation Committee of the Federal Dentistry Council of 2014-2018, and President of the Legislation Committee of the Regional Dentistry Council, from 2019.

Maria Izabel Teixeira da Silva , Federal University of Pernambuco

Graduated in Dentistry from the Federal University of Pernambuco.

Evellyn Rayane Martins de Oliveira, Federal University of Pernambuco

Graduated in Dentistry from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). Trainee at the Buco-Maxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology Clinic at Hospital das Clínicas, Federal University of Pernambuco, which aims to care for patients with oral lesions and facial trauma. Monitor of the discipline of Buco Maxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology at the Federal University of Pernambuco and volunteer in the extension project "Prevention and treatment of cancer in face and mouth regions in the city of Venturosa / PE" and "Use of traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment for patients with temporomandibular joint disorders ".

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Published

09/04/2021

How to Cite

NEVES, I. S. R. das; SANTIAGO, A. P. de A. da C. e S. .; SILVA , M. I. T. da .; OLIVEIRA, E. R. M. de . Palatine rugoscopy and its challenges in human identification: an integrative review. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 4, p. e23810414090, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i4.14090. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/14090. Acesso em: 8 may. 2021.

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