Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Forensic Odontology among Undergraduate Dental Students
Keywords:Forensic Odontology, Age estimation, Sex determination, Bite marks, Cheiloscopy, Ante-mortem records.
Aim: The aim of the study is to assess the level of knowledge, awareness and practice of forensic odontology
among undergraduate dental students.
Methodology: The data was collected through a questionnaire which contained 15 close-ended questions
shared through online platform. And circulated amongst undergraduate dental students through online
platform, all data were completely filled and statistical analysis was done.
Result: The results of this study show that Interns were the group with the most Knowledge about Forensic
Odontology (p=0.0004). 75% of the Interns scored >90 and contrastingly, around 30% of the IV, III, II and
I years scored >90.
Conclusion: This study divulges that there was adequate knowledge and awareness of forensic odontology
amongst the Interns and very few of other group students (I, II, III and IVyear) have adequate knowledge
and awareness regarding forensic odontology. Although the significance of maintenance of dental records
are established, it has not been practiced among the students
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