Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Review ArticleVolume 2 Issue 5

Mental Foramen in Sex Determination

Naveen Srinivas1*, Ketki Sali2 and Sneha Khanapure3

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, PMNM Dental College and Hospital Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
2Private Practitioner, Amog Dental Clinic, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
3Senior Lecturer, Department of Community Dentistry, DY Patil University, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India

*Corresponding Author: Naveen Srinivas, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, PMNM Dental College and Hospital Bagalkot, Karnataka, India.

Received: February 09, 2018; Published: April 16, 2018

Citation: Naveen Srinivas., et al. “Mental Foramen in Sex Determination”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.5 (2018).


&ndsp;&ndsp;Identification of sex is of at most importance in forensic examination. Mandible is one of the prominent facial bones which is used in the determination of sex as it has many anatomical difference between the two sexes, one such structure is the mental foramen. This review aims at shedding light at the sexual dimorphism that exists between the male and the female gender.

Keywords: Mental Foramen; Mandible; Sex; Gender

Copyright: © 2018 Naveen Srinivas., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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