Sexual Dimorphism in Superadded Teeth - A Cross Sectional Study Conducted among Students of South Indian States

Authors

  • Pavan Kumar G
  • Dileep Kumar R
  • Hemanth Raj M N
  • Anand Patil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14356

Keywords:

Sexual dimorphism; Buccolingual; Mesiodistal; Molars

Abstract

The present cross sectional study was conducted on students of south Indian states of SSIMSRC, Davangere.
A study casts of 200 was taken (104 males and 96 females) in the age group of {18-25} years. The Mesiodistal and Buccolingual diameters of first and second permanent molars of both maxillary and mandible
were measured on the study casts, using sliding verneir callipers.
The buccolingual and mesiodistal dimensions measured, in both maxillary and mandibular molars, showed
higher values in males compared to that of females. Amongst the parameters studied, the buccolingual
dimensions of maxillary molars showed highest sexual dimorphism with an accuracy of 82.1% and the
mesiodistal dimension exhibited least sexual dimorphism. In present study showed that the maxillary molars
exhibited highest percentage of dimorphism, compared to the dimensions of mandibular molars, the existence
of statistically significant sexual dimorphism in maxillary molars especially the first maxillary molars.

Author Biographies

Pavan Kumar G

Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Sri Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences
& Research Centre, T.Begur, Nelamanagala (Tq), Bangalore Rural (Dist), Karnataka

Dileep Kumar R

Assistant Professor,
Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur, Karnataka

Hemanth Raj M N

Professor
and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
Hospital, Tumkur, Karnataka

Anand Patil

Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Gadag
Institute of Medical Sciences, Gadag, Karnataka

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Pavan Kumar G, Dileep Kumar R, Hemanth Raj M N, & Anand Patil. (2021). Sexual Dimorphism in Superadded Teeth - A Cross Sectional Study Conducted among Students of South Indian States. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 478-482. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14356