Forensic Odontology

Forensic Odontology Quiz Crafted by - 

Dr. Abraham Johnson

Assistant Professor

Institute of Forensic Science

National Forensic Sciences University

Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Introduction to Forensic Odontology 

Forensic dentistry or forensic odontology is the application of dental knowledge to those criminal and civil laws that are enforced by police agencies in a criminal justice system. Forensic dentists are involved in assisting investigative agencies to identify recovered human remains in addition to the identification of whole or fragmented bodies; forensic dentists may also be asked to assist in determining age, race, occupation, previous dental history and socioeconomic status of unidentified human beings.

Let's look at the questions and their answer. 

Que 1. _____ is considered as the Father of Forensic Odontology

a) Dr. Oscar Amoedo  

b) Dr. Paul Revere

c) Dr. Joseph Warren

d) Dr. Guy William

Answer – a) Dr. Oscar Amoedo

Que 2. The first case of identification using dentition from India is –

a) Raja Jayachandra Rathore

b) Rajiv Gandhi

c) Lollia Paulina

d) King Tutankhamen

Answer - a) Raja Jayachandra Rathore

Que 3. Suzuki and Tsuchihashi gave classification for –

a) Lip prints

b) Palatal prints

c) DNA prints

d) Tooth prints

Answer – a) Lip prints 

Que 4. Meindle Lovejoy is an age estimation technique using –

a) Dentition

b) Os Coxae

c) Skull

d) Humerus

Answer – c) Skull

Que 5. According to Krogman, the accuracy of sex determination by skull alone is -

a) 80%

b) 90%

c) 95%

d) 98%

Answers – b) 90%

Que 6. What is pink tooth?

a) Internal manifestation of pulp resorption 

b) External manifestation of internal pulp resorption 

c) Internal manifestation of tooth root resorption

d) External manifestation of tooth root resorption

Answer – b) External manifestation of internal pulp resorption

Que 7. What type of scale is used during bite-mark photography?

a) Wooden Ruler

b) ABFO Scale No. 2

c) ABFA Scale No. 2

d) Any round Scale

Answer – b) ABFO Scale No. 2

Que 8. Cheiloscopy is the study of –

a) Foot

b) Lips

c) Palate

d) Fingers

Answer – b) Lips

Que 9. Ameloglyphics is the study of-

a) Enamel

b) Dentin

c) Pulp

d) Cementum

Answer – a) Enamel

Que 10. Dr. C. Henry Kempe published a monumental work titled -

a) The Battered Child Syndrome

b) L’Art Dentaire en Medicine Legale

c) Forensic Odontology – Principles & Practices

d) Manual of Forensic Odontology

Answer – a) The Battered Child Syndrome

Que 11. What is the full form INTERPOL?

a) International Criminal Police Organization

b) Indian Criminal Police Organization

c) International Community Police Office 

d) International Criminal and Prisons Operations

Answer – a) International Criminal Police Organization

Que 12. Dental records do not include – 

a) Radiographs

b) Odontogram

c) Medicines

d) Clinical reports

Answer – c) Medicines

Que 13. Which trait is not seen in Negroid population?

a) Broad nasal form

b) Shovelled incisor form

c) Long skull shape

d) Extreme mouth projection

Answer – b) Shovelled incisor form

Que 14. Which is not a method of Denture Marking?

a) Engraving method

b) Embossing method

c) Maceration method

d) Bar coding method

Answer – c) Maceration method 

Que 15. Which is not the part of Disaster Victim Identification process?

a) Scene examination

b) Post-mortem analysis

c) Reconciliation

d) Emergency Response

Answer – d) Emergency Response 

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