Form differences between biological structures can be evaluated using several approaches. A recently proposed method (Euclidean distance matrix analysis; EDMA) seems to be able to differentiate between size and shape differences. Here it has been applied to study the asymmetry of mandibular and maxillary arches in 50 men and 45 women with sound dentitions. The centres of gravity (centroids) of the occlusal surfaces of all permanent teeth (right second molar to left second molar) were individualized on the dental casts of subjects. The form of the right and left maxillary and mandibular hemi-arches was separately assessed by calculating all the possible linear distances between pairs of teeth within arch and side. Side differences were tested by EDMA. In men, the maxillary and the mandibular arches were both symmetrical (i.e. there were no significant differences in size or shape between the left and right hemi-arches). In women, the mandibular arch was symmetrical, but in the maxillary arch the two antimeres had a significantly different shape. No size differences were found between the left and right female hemi-arches.
Dental arch asymmetry in young healthy human subjects evaluated by euclidean distance matrix analysis / V.F. Ferrario, C. Sforza, A. Miani, G. Serrao. - In: ARCHIVES OF ORAL BIOLOGY. - ISSN 0003-9969. - 38:3(1993), pp. 189-194.
|Titolo:||Dental arch asymmetry in young healthy human subjects evaluated by euclidean distance matrix analysis|
FERRARIO, VIRGILIO FERRUCCIO (Primo)
SFORZA, CHIARELLA (Secondo)
MIANI, ALESSANDRO (Penultimo)
SERRAO, GRAZIANO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||asymmetry; dental arch; morphometry|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/16 - Anatomia Umana|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1993|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0003-9969(93)90027-J|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|