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Data on morphometric analysis of anterior teeth from Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Jharkhand



Ankur Bhargava1, Sonal Saigal2,*, Pragya Thakur3, Uddipan Kumar4, Shreedevi Bhoi5 & Shandar Siddiqui6



1Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Hazaribag; 2Department of Oral Pathology, Microbiology and Forensic Odontology, Dental Institute, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi; 3Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Awadh Dental College & Hospital, Jamshedpur; 4Smile World Dental Hospital, Hazaribag; 5Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Hazaribag; 6Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Clinic - Patna Health Care, Patna. *Corresponding author



Dr. Sonal Saigal - Email: drsonalsaigal@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received December 5, 2020; Revised December 31, 2020; Accepted January 2, 2020, Published January 31, 2021



It is of interest to document data on morphometric (measurement of external form) analysis of maxillary and mandibular anterior teeth collected from a dental set up using mesio-distal (MD) dimension. The mesiodistal dimensions of all permanent anterior teeth (central incisor, lateral incisor and canine) of 25 males and 25 females patients were recorded using digital vernier calipers. Data were charted and statistical analysis was done using Mann Whitney U test. Data shows sexual dimorphism for every tooth between males and females. However, dimorphism was exhibited only in maxillary and mandibular canine, mandibular central incisors, and lateral incisor. Hence, odontometric parameters offer simple, reliable and cost-effective in forensic investigation for recording gender discrimination.



Dimorphism; odontometric; forensic



Bhargava et al. Bioinformation 17(1): 60-66 (2021)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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