Decreased odontometric sex difference in individuals with dental agenesis
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2005
Copyright © 1973 Wiley-Liss, Inc., A Wiley Company
American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume 38, Issue 3, pages 739–741, May 1973
How to Cite
Baum, B. J. and Cohen, M. (1973), Decreased odontometric sex difference in individuals with dental agenesis. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., 38: 739–741. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.1330380312
- Issue published online: 2 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2005
- Sexual dimorphism;
Partial Dental Agenesis has been shown related to decreased mesiodistal tooth size. The sexual difference in permanent tooth size of 104 normal individuals with congenital absence of one or more secondary teeth has been studied. Males are observed to have more mesiodistal size reduction than females. In only two of 14 tooth types examined was a statistical sex difference in mesiodistal size shown. It is of interest that each of these was in the canine field area.
A sex difference was slightly more apparent when studying the buccolingual dimension; however, several difficulties were encountered in obtaining measurements in this diameter.