Study of Maxillary Canine Index as a Forensic Tool
Deepanshi B Sutaria*, Bhupesh Patel, Jigar Purani, Grishma Amin, Himani Tiwari, Rina Mehta and Neelam Parikh
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Faculty of Dental Science, Nadiad, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding Author: Deepanshi B Sutaria, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Faculty of Dental Science, Nadiad, Gujarat, India.
March 20, 2023; Published: April 14, 2023
To investigate the potential of odontometric morphometry of maxillary canine along with sexual dimorphism. Thus, the present study intended to evaluate and compare the Mesiodistal dimensions of right and left maxillary canine, Maxillary arch width, Maxillary canine index and standard maxillary canine index in males and females. We studied maxillary canine index on the casts based on Rao., et al. method. The acquired data were analysed using unpaired t- test and chi- square test and P value less than 0.05 was taken significant. Both mesiodistal width of right and left maxillary canine were significantly higher in males than females. Male has significantly higher maxillary arch width. There is no significant difference present between males and females in right and left maxillary canine index. Percentage accuracy for correctly predicting sex by MCI method was more in males compared to females and the difference is highly significant. Right maxillary canine shows more sexual dimorphism than left maxillary canine. odontometric analysis is useful in forensic odontology for determining gender.
Keywords: Maxillary Arch Width; Maxillary Canine Index; Sexual Dimorphism; Standard Maxillary Canine Index; Gender Identification
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