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International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2020, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Part E

A comparison of dental maturation in twins

AUTHOR(S): Yelda Kasimoglu, Mine Koruyucu, Elif Bahar Tuna, Mert Veznikli and Figen Seymen
ABSTRACT:Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the correlation between dental age among monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins.
Materials and Methods: Panoramic radiographs of 156 twins, aged between 6-16 years (mean age 10.44 ± 2.72 years), divided into a group of 48 MZ and 108 DZ. Dental age was assessed by Willems method. BMI was determined for each patient. Wilcoxon signed rank test and Mann-Whitney U test were used for statistical analysis. The significance level was set to be <0.05.
Results: The dental age of MZ and DZ twins were found to be similar (p>0.05). The dental age of MZ twins was more similar than DZ twins in the 6-9 year age group (p<0.05).
Conclusion: There is a correlation between dental age in MZ and DZ twin pairs. Dental maturation is more similar in MZ twins in the prepubertal period.
Pages: 291-295  |  112 Views  7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Yelda Kasimoglu, Mine Koruyucu, Elif Bahar Tuna, Mert Veznikli and Figen Seymen. A comparison of dental maturation in twins. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2020; 6(2): 291-295.
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