Stature and gender determination and their correlation using odontometry and skull anthropometry


Amit Gupta
Kiran Kumar
Devi Shetty
Vijay Wadhwan
Anshi Jain
Kaveri Khanna


Background: When the body has been mutilated, it is common to have the extremities or head amputated from the trunk. In concern with forensic odontology, an estimate must have been made based on the correlation of osteometry along with odontometry in determining sex, race and stature. Objective: The objective of this study is to investigate and correlate height and gender from odontometry and anthropometric data of the skull. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, I.T.S Center for Dental studies and Research, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad (UP) with the representative study subjects of 60 patients as 30 males and 30 females in the age group of 15-25 years. The selected parameters were measured and then correlated to investigate stature and gender from odontometry and anthropometric data of the skull. Results: On linear regression analysis, the selected parameters were found to be statistically significant predictor of height. It was also established by Karl Pearson′s coefficient correlation that the left mandibular canine index for female was statistically significant to show sexual dimorphism. Conclusion: In the emerging field of forensic odontology, skull anthropometry, odontometry exhibits stature determination and strong sexual dimorphism.


How to Cite
Amit Gupta, Kiran Kumar, Devi Shetty, Vijay Wadhwan, Anshi Jain, & Kaveri Khanna. (2014). Stature and gender determination and their correlation using odontometry and skull anthropometry. Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences, 6(2), 101–106.


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