Determination of biometric relationship between cranial circumference and the mesio distal dimensions of maxillary anterior teeth.
Objective: To evaluate biometric relationship between cranial circumference and the mesio distal dimensions of maxillary anterior teeth.
Methods: A randomly selected 150 subjects comprising equal number of males and females were evaluated for the craniometric and odontometric measurements were obtained with the help of a non-stretchable measuring tape and a sliding digital stainless-steel Vernier caliper. The tests used were Oneway ANOVA, correlation and linear regression analysis. The confidence level for this study was 95% and the p-value for statistical significance was set at less than 0.05.
Result: Males had a greater mean head circumference compared to females. showed a highly statistically significant Gender Dimorphism for cranial circumference. Also Males had a statistically significantly greater mean Combined Mesio Distal Width of Maxillary Anterior Teeth compared to females. The Pearson test showed weak negative correlation for males, and weak positive correlation for females and combined data.
Conclusion: The study result could be used as a base data for further studies with larger sample size.
Key words: Edentulous, Esthetics, Denture, Craniometry , Odontometry.