Background: Among the various calcified structures in the human body, teeth are highly resistant to destruction anddecomposition. These have emerged as the excellent material for anthropological, genetic, odontologic and forensic investigations. Objective: The present study aims to assess the use of permanent canines in sexual dimorphism as well as to describe the dimensional characteristics of canines among the population of Srinagar district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Materials and Methods: One hundred participants belonging to Srinagar district of Kashmir population were included in the study. Clinical crown height (CCH), maximum mesiodistal diameter (MMD) and maximum buccolingual width (MBL) of maxillary and mandibular canines of both dentitions were measured using digital verniercaliper. Results: In permanent dentition, CCH and MMD showed significant differences except mandibular canines not showing significant differences in MBL (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Canines can act as pivotal role in gender determination.
Key words: Canines, sexual dimorphism, forensic odontology, gender determination.
Received: 13 January, 2019 Revised: 25 June 2019 Accepted: 27 June 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Afreen Nadaf, Tutor, Deptt. of Oral Pathology, Umar colony, 117 Beigh Manzil, Pin 190015
This article may be cited as: Hassan, Nadaf A, Romshi. Assessment of canine sexual dimorphism in permanent dentition in Kashmir population-An original study. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(8): 1-3.