Variation of dental crown dimension between javanese males and females

Fidya Priyambadha, Myrtati Dyah Artaria

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Abstract

Determination of sex is one important aspect in the identification process. Teeth are part of the human body that showing the characteristics of sexual dimorphism. Purpose: To determine the variation of dental crown dimension based on the diameter of mesiodistal, buccolingual, and diagonal of the Javanese Males and Females tooth crown from skull and dental cast. Measurements were made in Javanese skull and dental cast using dental calipers. Number of skull and tooth models are 61 individual each sex, the number of skull is 26 pieces for males and 17 for females, and the number of dental cast of dental students are 35 for males and 44 for females. The tooth dimensions that measured were mesiodistal diameter, buccolingual, and diagonal tooth crown. The measurement results were tabulated and tested by statistical tests Independent T-Test. Mesiodistal measurements were significantly different between the canines, premolars of maxillary, first and second molar. Buccolingual measurements were significantly different in the maxillary canines, second molar, and maxillary third molar. Diagonal measurements (mesiobuccal distolingual) were significantly different between the maxillary second incisor, canines, maxillary second premolars and maxillary second molar. Diagonal measurements (distobuccal mesiolingual) were significantly different in canines, maxillary molar, and mandibular second molar. Tooth can be used to determine sex in humans, especially in Javanese. There are differences between the diameter of the mesiobuccal, buccolingual, and diagonal tooth crown between Javanese males and females.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-183
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Buccolingual diameter
  • Diagonal diameter
  • Mesiodistal diameter
  • Sexual dimorphism

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