Dental arch size in healthy human permanent dentitions: ethnic differences as assessed by discriminant analysis.

@article{Ferrario1999DentalAS,
  title={Dental arch size in healthy human permanent dentitions: ethnic differences as assessed by discriminant analysis.},
  author={Virgilio Ferruccio Ferrario and Chiarella Sforza and Anna Maria Bartoletti Colombo and Raul I Carvajal and Veda Duncan and Hern{\'a}n M. Palomino},
  journal={The International journal of adult orthodontics and orthognathic surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={153-62}
}
Race and ethnicity variably influence the form of the human craniofacial complex. In the present study, the effects of ethnicity and sex on the global size of normal adult dental arches were analyzed. The dental arches of 47 northern Chilean mestizos (25 men, 22 women) and 95 northern Italian Caucasians (50 men, 45 women) were cast in stone. All subjects had a complete dentition in both arches. In all models the coordinates of dental cusp tips were digitized using an image analyzer. The center… CONTINUE READING