Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dr. Sexual dimorphism refers to the variations in tooth size and shape between the sexes. The consistency of these variations is valuable in the identification of the sex of an individual in times of mass disaster when whole body parts get destroyed or are unavailable. There exist differences in the expression of these variables across races and regions.
[Tooth root length and tooth neck diameter as indicators in sex determination of human teeth].
Sex Determination Using Tooth Dimensions | SpringerLink
Dental Anthropology pp Cite as. Among the many parameters used in studies of prehistoric skeletal series, two are fundamental prerequisites for any statistical analysis: the age at death and the sex of an individual. Various demographic, biological or pathological features can be studied when these parameters are known. Biological age at death assessments are needed for estimating mortality rates, which subsequently have implications for the possible conclusions to be drawn about living conditions, nutritional status, epidemiology, social stratification etc.
Determination of age, sex, and blood group from a single tooth.
Sexual dimorphism has been of great interest to anthropologists and odontologists. Dental measurements are important in anthropology for the study of sexual dimorphism with most common being the traditional linear odontometric measurements. Apart from these, alternative dental measurements have been developed such as the crown and cervical diagonal diameters and mesiodistal and buccolingual cervical diameters of teeth. The primary objective of the following study is to assess the degree of sexual dimorphism in teeth of a North Indian population using the crown diagonal diameters and secondary is to evaluate the applicability of diagonal measurements in sex determination by means of discriminant functional analysis.