Research Article of International Journal of Dental Research and Reviews
Gender and racial determination using mandibular canine index in Malaysian population
Ugrappa Sridevi1, Ajay Jain2, Woon Suet Yen3, Wong Wei Yang3, Yap Zihau3, Yvonne Low3
1Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST Dental Institute, AIMST University, Kedah, Malaysia.
2Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST Dental Institute, AIMST University, Kedah, Malaysia.
3Graduate student, Faculty of Dentistry, AIMST Dental Institute, AIMST University, Kedah, Malaysia.
Gender discrimination is the important aspect of the human identification procedures that help in the establishment of biological profile from the skeletal and dental remains and also help in the facial reconstruction of unidentified bodies. Age, race, sex and stature determination along with dental evidence collection and facial reconstruction over the skeletal remnants are the important specialties of the forensic dentistry. The present study evaluates and compare the impact of mandibular canines in gender identification and also to determine any discrimination in the canine index among the different races (Malay, Chinese and Indian) of the Malaysian population.
Keywords: Forensic odontology, gender, mandibular canine index.
How to cite this article:
Ugrappa Sridevi, Ajay Jain, Woon Suet Yen, Wong Wei Yang, Yap Zihau, Yvonne Low. Gender and racial determination using mandibular canine index in Malaysian population. International Journal of Dental Research and Reviews, 2019, 2:20.
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