JIOH on LinkedIn JIOH on Facebook
  • Users Online: 12
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 272-275

Prediction of Body Weight and Body Mass Index from Tooth Crown Area: A Preliminary Study


1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Jawahar Medical Foundation's Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College & Hospital, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Dentistry, Shri. Bhausaheb Hirey, Government Medical College and Hospital, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
3 Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Jawahar Medical Foundation's Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College & Hospital, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
4 Senior Lecturer, Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Jawahar Medical Foundation's Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College & Hospital, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
5 Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Jawahar Medical Foundation's Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College & Hospital, Dhule, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Swapnil Deore
Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Jawahar Medical Foundation's Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College & Hospital, Dhule, Maharashtra, India

Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Background: Natural catastrophes account for maximum and most undesirable loss of mankind. Those individuals can be best represented by dental remnants. Body size is probably the single most important determinant of body architecture, physiology ecology, life history, and social organization in mammals. The weight and body mass index (BMI) can be used as a measure of body size. It is seen that the tooth crown area (crown length multiplied by crown width) increases in relation to the square of a linear dimension, whereas body weight, being proportional to volume, increases in relation to the cube of a linear dimension, assuming geometric similarity is maintained. Thus, one might predict theoretically that tooth area should increase or decrease as the 2/3 (or 0.67) power of body weight. BMI can be calculated from body weight and height of an individual. In this study, we tried to examine the relationship between tooth crown area and body weight and BMI of human individuals. To correlate the relationship of tooth crown area with body weight and BMI of human beings. Materials and Methods: Study includes 60 individuals (30 males and 30 females) of 18-24 years of age group. Tooth crown area will be calculated as mesial-distal crown length multiplied by buccal-lingual width (L Χ W). Weight of individual will be recorded in grams. Height of individual will be recorded in centimeters. BMI will be calculated. Tooth crown area will be correlated with body weight and BMI. Results: A positive relationship between total crown area and body weight as well total crown area and BMI was observed. Conclusion: Tooth size and body size can be correlated in living human individuals. One can use the tooth crown area to predict the weight and BMI of an individual.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2447    
    Printed48    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded106    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal