Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

FORENSIC ODONTOLOGY SECTION: REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 371--373

Role of Dentists during Mass Disasters: A Review


Kiran Vallamchetla1, Kotya N Maloth2, Vani Chappidi3, Stuti Goyal4, Sridevi Ugrappa5, Srikanth Kodangal3 
1 Private Practice, Hyderabad, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mamata Dental College and Hospital, Khammam, Telangana, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Telangana, India
4 Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
5 Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST Dental Institute, AIMST University, Semeling, Bedong, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kotya N Maloth
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mamata Dental College and Hospital, Khammam, Telangana
India

Mass disasters cause damage, ecological disruption, and loss of human life on a massive scale. The reasons for these ranges from natural causes such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes to secondary human causes like wars. Such massive disruption of life demands help from people belonging to various sectors of healthcare, providing pre-identified, structured, and systematic aid to the victims of the disaster. This review article highlights the role of a dentist in such massive disasters. The dentist not only provides first aid to the victims but also aids in the identification of human remains.


How to cite this article:
Vallamchetla K, Maloth KN, Chappidi V, Goyal S, Ugrappa S, Kodangal S. Role of Dentists during Mass Disasters: A Review.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2017;29:371-373


How to cite this URL:
Vallamchetla K, Maloth KN, Chappidi V, Goyal S, Ugrappa S, Kodangal S. Role of Dentists during Mass Disasters: A Review. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Jul 4 ];29:371-373
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