Odontometric analysis of permanent canines in a brazilian population for the investigation of sexual dimorphism

Authors

  • Silvia Sayuri Shimada Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Camargo da Silva Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Livia Graziele Rodrigues Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Rhonan Ferreira Silva Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Miranda de Torres Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Ricardo Tadashi Shimada Instituto Ricardo Shimada

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v32n1a2016-34200

Keywords:

Canine tooth, Sex characteristics, Sex dimorphism, Forensic dentistry, Forensic anthropology

Abstract

Objective: The present study aimed to investigate the potential of permanent canines for sexual dimorphism in a Brazilian population. Methods: The sample consisted of 172 dental casts from females (n=102) and males (n=70) aged between 13 and 49 years old. Each dental cast underwent mesiodistal (MD) and buccolingual (BL) measurement of the permanent canines using a digital caliper and a bow compass. MD and BL dimensions were compared between sex groups using Student's t-test for independent samples. Results: Statistically significant differences were observed comparing the odontometric information between females and males (p<0.05). Conclusion: These findings indicate that permanent canines have metric characteristics to enable sexual dimorphism, becoming useful for Brazilian forensic services.

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Published

2016-10-06

How to Cite

SHIMADA, S.S., DA SILVA, .C., RODRIGUES, L.G., SILVA, R.F., DE TORRES, .M. and SHIMADA, R.T., 2016. Odontometric analysis of permanent canines in a brazilian population for the investigation of sexual dimorphism . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 1422–1427. [Accessed25 May 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v32n1a2016-34200. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/34200.

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Health Sciences