Lip Prints - Can it Aid in Individual Identification

Anil V Ankola, L Nagesh, HV Amith
2011 Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry  
Objectives: To compare the Lip Print Patterns of males and females, and to find out quadrant wise and sex wise predilection of lip print patterns. Materials and Methods: A total of 200 dental students who satisfied the eligibility criteria were selected. Lip impressions of all these subjects were recorded. Suzuki's classification of Lip Prints was used and the results were analyzed. Results: Type II pattern was dominant in males in the Third and Fourth quadrants. Type III pattern did not occur
more » ... tern did not occur in Third and Fourth quadrants at all. It has occurred in First/ Second quadrant exclusively in males. The results were found to be statistically significant. Conclusions: With these results it can be concluded that Lip Prints are characteristic of an individual and behold a potential in individual identification like the Finger Prints. Further longitudinal investigations with larger sample size should be carried out to know more about this science.
doi:10.5005/johcd-5-3-113 fatcat:tcwypfb2xvgnhglqo4j6qbegey