Uniqueness of the palatine rugae (ridges) - morphological analysis

Elena Sapte, Corina Laura Stefanescu & P. Bordei
The transverse palatine rugae (PR) are asymmetrical and irregular folds of the anterior one third of the palatine mucosa. The PR were considered relevant for the human identification, due to their stability, similar to the fingerprints; their study is identified as palatoscopy. The aim of this study is to describe the shape and the biometrical characteristics of the palatine ridges. We evaluated 72 adult subjects, of which 64 were dentate and 8 edentate. Each patient...
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