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The Correlation of Dental Arch Width and Ethnicity
Journal of Forensic Identification
  • Thomas W Radmer, Marquette University
  • L Thomas Johnson, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
7 p.
Publication Date
5-1-2009
Publisher
International Association for Identification
Disciplines
Abstract
This study sought to demonstrate a correlation between arch width, ethnic background, individual height, weight, and whether orthodontic treatment had been rendered. Conclusions revealed that arch widths were significantly larger (p= 0.002 for the mandible and p= 0.008 for the maxilla) in non-Whites than in Whites. In addition, arch widths of the mandible were significantly larger in individuals who had had orthodontic treatment compared to those who had not (p=0.005). This did not carry through to those arch widths in the maxilla of orthodontic versus nonorthodontic care (p=0.258).
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Published Version. Journal of Forensic Identification, Volume 59, No. 3, (200): 268-274. © International Association for Identification 2009. Used with permission.

Citation Information
Thomas W Radmer and L Thomas Johnson. "The Correlation of Dental Arch Width and Ethnicity" Journal of Forensic Identification (2009) ISSN: 0895-173X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thomas_radmer/6/