Maria Inês Guimarães1,2*, Joaquim Gonçalves2,3, Maria José Carneiro Sousa4,5 and Aurora Valenzuela6
1Faculty of Health Sciences, Fernando Pessoa University, Porto, Portugal
2Ai – Applied Articical Intelligence Laboratory
3Math Department, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Campus Do IPCA, Barcelos, Portugal
4National Institute of Forensic Medicine, Porto, Portugal
5Biomedical Sciences Institute Abel Salazar – Oporto University, Porto, Portugal
6Forensic Medicine and Forensic Odontology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Granada University, Granada, Spain
*Corresponding Author: Maria Inês Guimarães, Faculty of Health Sciences, Fernando Pessoa University, Porto, Portugal and Ai – Applied Articical Intelligence Laboratory.
Received: December 23, 2019; Published: December 27, 2019
This research’s purpose was to build a dental database of a Portuguese military population, to know the frequency and distribution of different medical conditions or pathologies found in each dental piece. In order to meet the goals, this study was based on a sample of 1636 professional military people of the Portuguese Armed Forces. Dental data was collected using the Forensic Dental Symbols® and Dental Encoder® database, Microsoft Excel, and SPSS v.23. Teeth were named following the FDI notation system. The analyzed sample population was composed of 83.4% of men and 16.6% of women. The age group with most individuals was 23 - 27 years with a frequency of 32%. The most frequent code in the 32 teeth was “unrestored”. The younger group (≤32 years) had healthier teeth and less missing teeth. Although inconclusive, the dental condition allows individuals classification based on age. The short variability of dental conditions found in the sample, which reflects the population under study, restricts the analysis and, hence, the number of inferences that could be drawn. Studying more heterogenic populations could provide more conclusive results and extraction of additional knowledge from the sample.
Keywords: Dental Diversity; Military Population Data; Dental Records; Human Identification; Forensic Odontology
Citation: Maria Inês Guimarães., et al. “Dental Diversity Patterns: Relevance in Portuguese Military Population”.Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.1 (2020): 91-99.
Copyright: © 2020 Maria Inês Guimarães., 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.