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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 453-458

Evaluation of Moyer's mixed dentition space analysis in Indian children

1 Department of Orthodontics, College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Rau, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sharavthi Dental College, Shimoga, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Orthodontics, Bhabha College of Dental Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
4 Department of Pedodontics, Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Prashant Babaji
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sharavthi Dental College, Shimoga, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2231-0762.184037

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Aim and Objectives: Tooth size prediction values are not universal for all ethnic and racial groups. The present study evaluated the applicability of Moyer's mixed dentition space analysis in the Marwari community of Rajasthan, India. Materials and Methods: The mesiodistal dimension of permanent mandibular incisors, maxillary and mandibular canine, and premolars of both sides were measured and averaged in 200 adolescents (100 males and 100 females) of the Marwari population in Rajasthan using digital Vernier caliper. Data were statistically analyzed using Student's t–test. The data were then compared with Moyer's predicted values. The tooth measurements of male and female participants were compared with unpaired t-test. Results: Moyer's prediction chart was not comparable with the study population group. The coefficient of correlation and coefficient of determination in our study was 0.57 and 0.25, respectively. Mesiodistal width of measured teeth was lesser in females compared to males for both canine and premolars (P = 0.471 and P = 0.0001, respectively). Conclusion: There was significant statistical difference between values of the present study and Moyer's prediction values. Hence, new regression equation and prediction table can be used to predict mesiodistal dimensions of canine and premolars in Marwari children of Rajasthan.

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