International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 1, Part B
Morphometric evaluation of palate for sexual dimorphism in Kashmiri population
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Nazia Qurashi, Dr. Faiz Ahmad Bhat, Dr. Nuzhat Jabeen and Dr. Aslam Bedar
Bones and teeth are parts of human body which are most resistant to decomposition. Owing to the highly mineralized biological composition of these structures, they tend to be indispensable in terms of forensic evidence. Morphometry of skeleton is one of the many methods used for sexual dimorphism in cases of forensic background. Palatal morphometry has been widely implicated for this purpose in various populations. This study was aimed at establishment of sexual dimorphism in Kashmiri population based on palatal morphometric indices. Methodology:
An in vitro study was carried out on maxillary casts of 130 patients (65 males & 65 females). Morphometric landmarks were marked on the cast to measure the parameters of anterior arch length, total arch length and palatal width for both male & female groups.
Results: Students t-test was carried out for comparative analysis. Males were found to have significantly higher values in terms of total arch length & palatal width. However, anterior arch length did not show significant difference among males and females.
Conclusion: The study concluded that palatal morphometric indices can be used as an adjunctive method for establishing sexual dimorphism in Kahmiri population.
Pages: 70-73 | 176 Views 6 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Nazia Qurashi, Dr. Faiz Ahmad Bhat, Dr. Nuzhat Jabeen and Dr. Aslam Bedar. Morphometric evaluation of palate for sexual dimorphism in Kashmiri population. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2020; 6(1): 70-73.