The role of women in forensic odontology

Scheila Mânica (Lead / Corresponding author), Giselle Mânica, Hemlata Pandey, Lívia Graziele Rodrigues, Bianca Marques Santiago, Rhonan Ferreira Silva

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This literature review aims to name the influential female pioneers who broke the conservative barriers in place for their gender and set the standards for those who followed in their paths as either dentists or forensic odontologists, with the purpose of increasing the visibility of their identities, feats, and positions of authority, hence, diminishing the states of exclusion that may be still practiced towards the recognition of their contributions to dentistry. It is our expectation that contemporary female forensic dentists can, by accessing this reading, acknowledge and promote the female performance in the forensic field, from its beginning to the present time, and be reassured of the representation and the excellence of women in it. We anticipate that all these professionals' names will not be mentioned due to lack of information from sound resources or unawareness. We also hope to witness similar literature reviews in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-24
Number of pages23
JournalRBOL- Revista Brasileira de Odontologia Legal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2022


  • Forensic odontology
  • History of dentistry
  • Women in science


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