Maxillary First Molar and Mandibular Canine Size of Female Student Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Jember
Phasa, Najla Irhamni
Apriyono, Dwi Kartika
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Introduction: Mass disaster happen frequently in Indonesia. Sex identification is one of the important things for determining the identity of the victims. Sex can be identified based on the tooth size as a result of sexual dimorphism between male and female. Highest value of sexual dimorphism is found in permanent mandibular canine, followed by permanent maxillary first molar. This research aims to determine the mean value of permanent maxillary first molar and mandibular canine tooth size of female to be used as a reference in sex identification. Method: The sample of this study consisted of 34 tooth models of female students in Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Jember in which mesiodistal and bucolingual width of permanent maxillary first molar and mandibular canine was measured with a digital caliper. Data were collected and analyzed to get the mean value of maxillary first molar and mandibular canine size in female. Result: This study shows that the mean value of mesiodistal and bucolingual width of maxillary first molar and mandibular canine respectively are I 0.16 mm, 11.16 mm, 6.66 mm, and 7.08 mm. The data shows that there were variations in the tooth size among the samples but can still be used as a reference because it is in the same range. Conclusion: It can be concluded that sex can be identified based on the reference size of the teeth.
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