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
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 | 522 Views 11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Yelda Kasimoglu, Mine Koruyucu, Elif Bahar Tuna, Mert Veznikli, Figen Seymen. A comparison of dental maturation in twins. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(2):291-295.