The position of the mental foramen in Asian Indians.

@article{Shankland1994ThePO,
  title={The position of the mental foramen in Asian Indians.},
  author={Wesley E. Shankland},
  journal={The Journal of oral implantology},
  year={1994},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={118-23}
}
The modal or most common position of the mental foramen in the human mandible with respect to teeth appears to be below the second premolar regardless of race or age. The position of this structure was investigated in a sample of Asian Indians of unknown age or sex. In this study, 75.36% of 138 mandibular sides exhibited the position of the mental foramen to be located directly below the second premolar. In addition, 6.62% of the mandibles possessed accessory mental foramina. The results of… CONTINUE READING

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