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A Methodology for Three-Dimensional Quantification of Anterior Tooth Width
Journal of Forensic Identification
  • L. Thomas Johnson, Marquette University
  • Thomas W. Radmer, Marquette University
  • Alexis D. Visotcky, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Kwang Woo Ahn, Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Daniel D. Blinka, Marquette University
  • Thomas Wirtz, Marquette University
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16 p.
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International Association for Identification

The use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology has been shown to be more accurate in measuring individual incisor tooth widths than the use of wax exemplars. There were fewer differences by investigators using CBCT than others using an F-test in a mixed model of the measurement differences of investigators, wax type, and which tooth was measured. In addition, the frequency of outliers was less in the CBCT method (a total of 5) as compared to the two-dimensional measurements in ether Aluwax (a total of 8) or Coprwax (a total of 12). Both results indicate that CBCT measurements accounted more precisely for tooth width and level of eruption.


Published version. Journal of Forensic Identification, Vol. 61, No. 3, (May-June 2011): 296-310. Publisher link. © 2011 International Association for Identification. Used with permission.

Citation Information
L. Thomas Johnson, Thomas W. Radmer, Alexis D. Visotcky, Kwang Woo Ahn, et al.. "A Methodology for Three-Dimensional Quantification of Anterior Tooth Width" Journal of Forensic Identification (2011) ISSN: 0895-173X
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