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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172-177

Delve into the third dimension: Pertinence of 3D printing in forensic odontology

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, MNR Dental College and Hospital, Sangareddy, Telangana, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, SVS Institute of Dental Sciences, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India

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Dr. Tejaswi Katne
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, SVS Institute of Dental Sciences, Mahabubnagar, Telangana - 509 002
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.jiaomr_48_20

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Three-dimensional (3D) printing is the forerunner in today's digital dentistry. It has revolutionized the field of healthcare and is making critical in roads today in forensics, driven primarily by its superior customization propensity. Application of this technique allows presentation of any evidence of human origin without any bias, with minimal degradation thereby reducing subjective errors. 3D printing has several applications, and this article is an attempt to enhance the knowledge of the forensic expert and to give an insight on its possible applications in forensic odontology.

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