Palatal rugae analysis might play a
significant role in the fields of dentistry like forensic
odontology, prosthodontics and orthodontics as they
remain consistent in shape, pattern, direction &
unification. The other names used for palatal rugae are
plica-palatinae transversae and rugae palatine which are
epithelial ridges present on the anterior part of palatal
mucosa, present on each side of the median palatal
raphae and behind the incisive papilla.
AIM: The aim of the study is to draw identification and
comparison of different types of rugae pattern in
individuals of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was carried
out on a sample group of 100 individuals, consisting of 50
males and females respectively from Kanpur population.
The age group was between 18-30 years. The images of
the hard palate reflected in the mirror were visualized
using the digital camera and examined by hand held
RESULTS: In our study, we observed that palatal rugae
have exceptional attributes and are of distinctive patterns
that remain substantial. Palatal rugae in both genders
showed wavy type followed by straight, curved and
circular type of distribution.
CONCLUSION: The study will distinguish variance in
distribution of several rugae patterns in non- identical
individuals and affirmed that “wavy” and “straight” are
the most commonly seen rugae patterns