Forensic method to determine gender in sub adult subjects using odontometrics in the deciduous dentition


  • Carlos David Rodríguez-Flórez Universidad de Caldas - Universidad del Valle
  • Arnaldo Mangeaud Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
  • Sonia Colantonio Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
  • Gabriel Mario Fonseca Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina



Dental metrics, Sexual dimorphism, Decidiuous dentition


Introduction: for many years, anthropological studies of sub-adult contemporary samples suggest that a low sex dimorphism expressed in morphology patterns exist. The objective was to evaluate the sex dimorphism in a sample of sub adults from Cordoba City, Argentina using dental dimensions in deciduous teeth. Methods: this article describes the dental dimorphism in a sample of 98 sub-adults with deciduous dentition from Córdoba City, Argentina. Mesial -distal and buccal-lingual diameters of the deciduous dentition were taken and the data was analyzed with Weighted Boundary (WB) index and multivariate discriminate stepwise analysis. Results and conclusion: an alternative technique for gender determination using the deciduous dentition is proposed. Nine variables that expressed highly significant differences were selected, among them, BL UM1 correctly predicting male gender in 90.9% and female gender in 93.7% of the cases.

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Carlos David Rodríguez-Flórez, Universidad de Caldas - Universidad del Valle



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How to Cite

Rodríguez-Flórez, C. D., Mangeaud, A., Colantonio, S., & Fonseca, G. M. (2009). Forensic method to determine gender in sub adult subjects using odontometrics in the deciduous dentition. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 20(1), 43–48.

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