Mandibular Canine Index to Determine the Sex of the Individual- A Population based Study
Keywords:Canine; Identification; Mandibular canines; Mandibular Canine Index; Odontology.
Introduction: The uniqueness of dental morphology plays an important role in Forensic Odontology,
especially for human identifications. Mandibular canines may be considered vital for personal identification.
Objective: This study aims to establish the effectiveness of the Mandibular canine index in predicting the
sex of an individual in a given population.
Materials and Methods: 400 participants (200Male, 200Female) were randomly selected from a given
population between the age group 13 to 30years. Using Digital Vernier calipers, the greatest mesio-distal
crown width of both left and right Mandibular canines and Inter canine arch distance was measured.
Results: It show that canine dimensions and inter-canine distance were statistically larger in males compared
to females and were statistically significant (p<0.001).
Conclusion: Canine dimensions can be considered as an adjunct for sex determination in our population
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