PERCEPTION OF FORENSIC ODONTOLOGY AMONG THE DENTAL PRACTITIONERS OF PESHAWAR; A QUESTIONNAIRE BASED STUDY

  • Shahab Adil BDS, FCPS Orthodontics, Associate Professor, Peshawar Dental College and Hospital, Peshawar.
  • Kulsoom Karim BDS, Resident FCPS II-Orthodontics
  • Mansoor Alam BBS, Resident FCPS II ENT, Khyber teaching Hospital.
  • Zainah Karim MBBS, Resident FCPS II
Keywords: Forensic Odontology, Forensic Dentistry, questionnaire, Peshawar, teeth, identificatio, age estimation, gender discrimination, ante-mortem, post-mortem, records, racial determination

Abstract

The aim of the study was to evaluate the awareness and practice of Forensic Odontology among the dental surgeons of Peshawar in May 2018. A cross –sectional descriptive study was conducted over 200 dental practitioners of Peshawar through questionnaire comprising of eight close ended questions. The questionnaire was pretested by 15 dentists twice on consecutive days. Data were analyzed through descriptive statistics using SPSS. Knowledge and practice of Forensic Odontology was found to be deficient while positive attitude was seen towards adoption of Forensic Odontology as a subject in dental curriculum. Forensic Odontology has been deprived of its due importance in this part of the world. The subject yet requires much recognition.

Published
2019-03-03
How to Cite
Adil, S., Karim, K., Alam, M., & Karim, Z. (2019). PERCEPTION OF FORENSIC ODONTOLOGY AMONG THE DENTAL PRACTITIONERS OF PESHAWAR; A QUESTIONNAIRE BASED STUDY. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 38(4), 478-480. Retrieved from http://www.podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/320