The Dermatoglyphics: Deciphering Dental Diseases
Dermatoglyphics is the study of pattern of ridges and configurations over the digits, palm and soles which can be used as preliminary method of diagnosis and investigation. In the existing literature, association between various dental diseases has been found with dermatoglyphics. These were initially used for the purpose of individual’s identification but its association with different medical and dental diseases has been found. Health problems can be anticipated easily if the diseases are diagnosed or detected at an early stage. Dermatoglyphics not only plays an important role in finding the association or correlation between finger print patterns and dental diseases but it is also of great help in early detection of medical and dental conditions. The aim of this article is to discuss in detail about advantages, limitations and types of the dermatoglyphics pattern and also about the existing literature and investigations conducted by various authors.
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