Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86--88

Dimensional analysis of various rugae patterns in north Indian population subset


Shailja Chatterjee1, Mannu Khanna2 
1 Department of Oral Pathology, M.M. College of Dental Sciences and Research, M. M. University, Mullana-Ambala, Haryana, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, M.M. College of Dental Sciences and Research, M. M. University, Mullana-Ambala, Haryana, India

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Introduction: Rugae patterns are significant markers for analyzing anteroposterior changes in adolescence, and forensic investigations. Aim: The purpose of this study was to ascertain the gender-wise predisposition of rugae patterns and to analyze anteroposterior alterations along with any developmental changes in palatal depth. Materials and Methods: One hundred pre-treatment study cast models were obtained from the archives of the Department of Orthodontics, M.M. CDSR, Mullana. Parameters employed were: Division of medial palatal region into DQaDQ: Distance between incisive papilla length and anterior limit of the anteriormost rugae; DQbDQ: Distance between incisive papilla and most posterior rugae limits; measurement of Lateral rugae dimensions and palatal depth. Statistical analysis: Mean ± S.D. values were obtained and SQPSQ values calculated. Results: Comparison of DQaDQ and DQbDQ showed a significant difference in the P values between the age-groups 12-13 years and >14 years. Rugae patterns with separate origins showed a predisposition for female gender. Conclusion: A significant change in the anteroposterior medial rugae dimensions was seen in adolescent age groups alongside no variation in palate depth. Hence, it can be concluded that differential growth potential is present in the premaxilla and can cause shift in medial palatal dimensions without altering the rugae patterns and palatal depth.


How to cite this article:
Chatterjee S, Khanna M. Dimensional analysis of various rugae patterns in north Indian population subset.J Forensic Dent Sci 2011;3:86-88


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Chatterjee S, Khanna M. Dimensional analysis of various rugae patterns in north Indian population subset. J Forensic Dent Sci [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 13 ];3:86-88
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