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Title: Cephalometric Comparison of Dentofacial Features between Saudi and British School Boys.
Authors: Bukhary, MT.
Al-Namankani, E.
Keywords: Cephalometric; dentofacial; Saudi School; British School; boys
تاريخ النشر: 2001
Publisher: Journal of the Pakistan Dental Association
Citation: Journal of the Pakistan Dental Association; 10(4): 199-204
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to compare the cephalometric dentofacial features of Saudi school boys to similar age and gender British data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Panel selected 38 male students with normal occlusion. The mean age of the sample was 10.2 t 1.3 years. Standardized lateral skull radiographs were taken with the head at the natural position. The radiographs were traced and digitized. From the digitized data the measurements of the following dentofacial structures were obtained. These were (a) cranial base, (b) anterioposterior skeletal relationships. (c) vertical skeletal relationships, (d) dentoalveolar and (e) soft tissue. The method errors in identifying and locating the anatomical landmarks were assessed by the method of double determination by redigitizing the radiographs on two different occasions with minimal of six weeks interval. RESULTS: The results of the double determination were small. The comparisons of the cephalometric features between the Saudi and the British school boys revealed that the Saudi have (1) Smaller anterior and total cranial base and cranial base angle. (2) Recessive chin. (3) Larger lower and total of the anterior and posterior facial heights (4) Bimaxillary dentoalveolar protrusion. (5) Smaller interincisal angle (6) Upper and lower lips protrusion. (7) Smaller nasiolabial angle. CONCLUSION: This study compared the Saudi and British boys, it may be more beneficial if Saudi can be compared to other population inhabiting the area to identify the differences and the cephalometric features that are common to the whole Arab in the Middle East.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15801
ISSN: 1680-2292
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