Fouad Ayoub

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Sexual dimorphism represents a group of morphologic characteristics that differentiate males from females. Craniofacial morphology and more specifically the mandibular angle have been evaluated for their interest in orthodontic, anthropologic and forensic applications. Currently, limited data are available relative to the significance of the mandibular(More)
Background and Objective. In forensic investigations, mandibular canines provide excellent materials to identify gender since they are more likely to survive disasters. The objective of this study was to investigate gender dimorphism by comparing the mesiodistal width of mandibular permanent canines and intercanine distance in a group of Lebanese(More)
Seventeen autosomal STRs were analyzed (D2S1338, D3S1358, D5S818, D7S820, D8S1179, D13S317, D16S539, D18S51, D19S433, D21S11, CSF1PO, FGA, TH01, TPOX, vWA, Penta D, and Penta E) in the Lebanese population. A total of 192 unrelated individuals were genotyped for the 15 autosomal STRs in the Promega PowerPlex 16 STR kit. An additional 275 unrelated(More)
Patients born to Lebanese parents and grandparents, visiting two private practice orthodontic clinics, with normal occlusion and no need for any kind of orthodontic treatment during a six month period and satisfying inclusion criteria, were asked permission to include their lateral cephalometric radiographs in this study. Sixty three individuals met the(More)
This paper aims at evaluating the neurological repercussions arising from injuries sustained due to cluster munitions in children up to 18 years in South Lebanon following the 2006 conflict. Data on neurological and pain symptoms suffered during and after treatment because of sub-munitions in South Lebanon from August 2006 till late 2011 were prospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Sexual dimorphism represents a group of morphologic characteristics that differentiate a male from a female. Among these dimorphic traits, tooth size has been evaluated in various populations for its interest in anthropologic and forensic applications. Recent studies have shown that dental dimorphism is population-specific and that the most(More)
Reimbursement of long-term permanent disability following a dental injury can lead to claims and legal involvement by the injured person. This will delay the treatment the patient's quality of life and the court system. A new formula has been hypothesized to address the problem. This might help the stakeholders including patients, insurance companies. The(More)
BACKGROUND Forensic dentistry is one of the most reliable methods used in human identification when other technique as fingerprint, DNA, visual identification cannot be used. Genetic disorders have several manifestations that can target the intra-oral cavity, the cranio-facial area or any location in the human body. MATERIALS AND METHODS A literature(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES No reported data is available on the periodontal health and treatment needs of the intellectually disabled in Lebanon. To evaluate the periodontal condition and treatment needs of institutionalized intellectually disabled individuals in Lebanon. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 272 individuals (141 males and 131 females) aged 15 years(More)
INTRODUCTION Compared to the general population, the intellectually-disabled (ID) experience poor health and inferior access to high quality health services. AIM To compare the oral health of institutionalized ID Lebanese individuals to that of the normal Lebanese population (NLP). MATERIALS AND METHODS Caries and periodontal indices were recorded in(More)