Home Print this page Email this page
Users Online: 431
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 110-113

Bolton's intermaxillary tooth size ratios among school going children in Punjab population

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, National Dental College and Hospital, Derabassi, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Eera Bunger
House No: 279, Urban Estate Phase II, Jalandhar, Punjab
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-6944.122952

Rights and Permissions

Background: Incidence of tooth size discrepancy varies between different racial and ethnic groups. Values of tooth size ratios for Punjab population were found to be different when compared to Bolton's Caucasian population. Materials and Methods: The study sample consisted of study casts of 300 subjects (150 males; 150 females) with an age range of 12-14 years of Punjab population. Alginate Impressions of both arches were taken and dental casts were made. Mesiodistal dimension of each tooth was measured with the help of Digital Vernier Caliper. Further, mean anterior ratio (AR) and overall ratio (OR) was calculated. Results: AR was 80.87% for males and 78.77% for females. OR was 93.93% in males and 91.58% in females. Statistically significant difference was found between tooth size ratios of Punjab and Caucasian population. Males had larger tooth size ratios as compared to females. Conclusion: These results suggest that tooth size relationships are population specific. Values specific to specific population should be derived.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded334    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal