International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dental Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023


A Cross Sectional Study to Evaluate Correlation between Vertical Dimension of Occlusion and Various Anthropometric Measurements, among Gujarati Adults

Dr. Bharti Bhadoria | Dr. Ina Patel [2] | Dr. Kinjal Solanki [2] | Dr. Ravindra Chavda | Dr. Ronak Choksi | Dr. Khushali Patel


Abstract: Aim: The aim is to determine the correlation between various anthropometric measurements with the VDO records; amongst the ethnic group of Gujarat state and also evaluating the consistent correlation of these measurements in males and females. Methodology: The study comprised of a total of 300 dentate subjects in which 150 were female and 150 were male with class 1 molar and canine relation without any malocclusion. A customized instrument was designed to achieve stabilization of head position. Accurate reading of anthropometric landmarks like length of right thumb, length of right index finger, length of external ear auricle, distance between anterior wall of external auditory meatus to exocanthion on right side, interpupillary distance, were recorded and compared with vertical dimension of occlusion in dentate individuals using digital vernier caliper. Statistical analysis was done and regression equation was obtained for each of the anthropometric landmark for determination of VDO. Results: According to the present study a strong positive correlation exists between Length of index finger and VDO among 300 Gujarati adults (Correlation=0.318)) if length of index finger increases by 1 unit, the average VDO increases by 0.343mm.


Keywords: Occlusion, Anthropometric Measurement


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,


Pages: 1272 - 1280


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