Sex Determination by means of Inter-Canine and Inter-Molar Width- A Study in Telangana population
Keywords:Maxillary arch, Mandibular arch, Inter-canine arch width, Inter-molar arch width, Gender, Medicolegal case
Background: Teeth have been used for identification of individuals and sex determination as they are resistant to various insults.ims and Objectives: To determine the role of inter-canine and inter-molar width in identification of sex of individuals. Materials and Methods: 50 subjects were included in the study. Impressions were taken with alginate and study models prepared. Inter canine and inter molar width was measured in all the cases and findings tabulated. Results: Inter canine and inter molar width for males were higher than females in both maxilla and mandible. Conclusion: inter-canine and inter-molar widths can be used as a tool in sex determination.
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