The use of human intercanine and intermolar for determining sex on natural disaster

Bambang Tri Hartomo, Angger Waspodo Dias Adrianto, Asram Nur Anas, Rossy Sylvia Basman, Elza Ibrahim Auerkari

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Abstract

Indonesia is an archipelagic country that located between the major Indo-Australian, Eurasian and Pacific tectonic plates. Thus condition makes Indonesia become a bunker of numerous active volcanoes. Recurrent natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, with potentially large number of casualties that are difficult to identify often happen in Indonesia. Forensic Dentistry has a role in the identification of the victims of natural disasters. Advanteges of human teeth are usefull in the identification process due to their resistance to damage. Measuring intercanine and intermolar width can be the good indicator for sex determination. This aim of this study is to evaluate the use of intercanine and intermolar width for sex determination of an Indonesian sample population. The values of intercanine and intermolar width were measured from 300 study models obtained from the jaw-molding process on Indonesian subjects who met the inclusion criteria. For the results, both mandibulary intercanine and intermolar width values were in male significantly greater than in female. The mean intercanine width obtained was 28.83 for male and 27.54 for female with p = 0.013, then mean intermolar width is 34.88 for male and 33.12 for female with p = 0.025. Measurement of intercanine and intermolar width can be used as an assisting tool for sex determination in the process of identifying victims of natural disaster cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd Biomedical Engineering''s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering, ISBE 2018
EditorsPraswasti P.D.K. Wulan, Misri Gozan, Sotya Astutiningsih, Ghiska Ramahdita, Radon Dhelika, Prasetyanugraheni Kreshanti
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418226
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2019
Event3rd International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering''s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices, ISBE 2018 - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 6 Aug 20188 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2092
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference3rd International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering''s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices, ISBE 2018
CountryIndonesia
CityJakarta
Period6/08/188/08/18

Keywords

  • forensic dentistry
  • intercanine width
  • intermolar width
  • sex determination

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    Hartomo, B. T., Adrianto, A. W. D., Anas, A. N., Basman, R. S., & Auerkari, E. I. (2019). The use of human intercanine and intermolar for determining sex on natural disaster. In P. P. D. K. Wulan, M. Gozan, S. Astutiningsih, G. Ramahdita, R. Dhelika, & P. Kreshanti (Eds.), 3rd Biomedical Engineering''s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices: Proceedings of the International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering, ISBE 2018 [040020] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2092). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5096753