Sexual Dimorphism of the First Permanent Maxillary Molars – Research on the Population of Central Bosnia

Jasmina Mlaćo Durek, Amra Vuković, Selma Zukić, Alisa Tiro, Anita Bajsman, Nermana Kurić

Abstract


Aim of this study was to examine the existence of  sexual dimorphism of the first permanent maxillary molars in the population of central Bosnia. The sample for the study comprised 94 subjects with intact crowns of the first permanent maxillary molars, without orthodontic anomalies. Mesiodistal and buccopalatal diameters were measured on the plaster models, based on calculated variables: robustness index or crown area (IRC) and sexual dimorphism (SD). Linear dimensions of the first permanent maxillary molars, as well as the IRC exhibited sexual dimorphism with larger values in males, except MD diameter on the left side. The greatest sexual dimorphism demonstrates IRC from the right. Linear dimensions of the first permanent maxillary molars and IRC can be used for sex determination in population of Central Bosnia. 


Keywords*


sexual dimorphism, forensic dentistry, molars, tooth size, crown area

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