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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Assessment of various odontometric parameters in accuracy of sexual dimorphism


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Research Article

Author Details : Kunal Kumar, Shivendra Choudhary*, Revati Singh

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2020

Article Page : 191-194


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Abstract

Sex identification is one of the most important procedures in the forensics. Teeth are a potential source of information in this process. This study describes sexual dimorphism in various parameters derived from the oral cavity. A total number of 200 subjects in the age range of 17 to 25 years were studied with the help of study casts to study the following parameters for sexual dimorphism- mesio-distal dimension of maxillary central incisor, maxillary first molar, mandibular canine, mandibular first molar; cervico-incisal dimension of maxillary central incisor, bucco-lingual dimensions of mandibular canine and mandibular intercanine width. Sexual dimorphism in the various parameters was assessed using statistical analysis. The p-value, specificity and sensitivity of various parameters were calculated and compared. Results showed mesiodistal diameter of upper and lower molars, cervico-incisal diameter of central incisor and canine index were most accurate parameters for determining sexual dimorphism.

Keywords: Dimorphism, Intercanine width, Canine index.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijohd.2019.043

How to cite : Kumar K, Choudhary S, Singh R , Assessment of various odontometric parameters in accuracy of sexual dimorphism. Int J Oral Health Dent 2020;5(4):191-194

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