International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 11, Part D (2016)
Determination of gender by intercanine distance of maxilla
Dr. Anil Sastya, Dr. Raj Laxmi Sharma, Dr. Mussrat Jehan and Dr. Preeti
Maxillary canine Teeth are the most useful objects in the field of forensic investigation. Teeth, specially the canines, are the chemically most stable and hardest tissues of the human body. Intercanine distance of maxillary teeth can provide identification of individual when mass disasters, trauma or fire has rendered the face unrecognisable. The present study establishes the impact of the canines in medicolegal identification.
Material and Method: 145 subjects, 92 males and 53 females in the age group of 18 –24 years were selected for this study. The study was conducted on the students of Gajra raja medical college Gwalior. All measurements were taken using a digital vernier caliper.
Results: The mean value of inter maxillary canine was greater in males as compared to females. Inter-canine distance was higher in males compared to females. The percentage of estimating the sex accurately is 79%.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anil Sastya, Dr. Raj Laxmi Sharma, Dr. Mussrat Jehan, Dr. Preeti. Determination of gender by intercanine distance of maxilla. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(11):235-237.