International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Periodontology | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023


Dermatoglyphics and Periodontitis

Dr Tanya Chopra | Dr. Sukhmeet Kour | Dr. Mehak Zahoor | Dr. Sakshi Garg [3] | Dr. Rahul Sathu | Dr. Kajal Khatak


Abstract: Objectives: This study aims to assess the relationship between the finger prints and severity of periodontitis. Materials and Methodology: A total of 45 patients with the mean age group of 18 - 45 years were equally divided into three groups comprising 15 patients in each group as follows: Group1: Healthy group, Group 2: Gingivitis and Group 3: Periodontitis. The fingerprint patterns of each participant were recorded with an impression technique using duplicating ink. Statistical Analysis: The descriptive analysis of the data was presented as percentage frequency. The percentage frequencies of each pattern on each individual finger were calculated and statistical test were applied. Data was analyzed using the statistical package SPSS 22.0 and level of significance was set at p<0.05. Results: There were increased frequency of ulnar loops, whorls and fewer arches in both hands in patients with chronic periodontitis. Conclusion: Dermatoglyphics may serve as an early predictor for many genetic disorders of the oral cavity and other diseases whose etiology may be influenced directly or indirectly by genetic inheritance.


Keywords: Dermatoglyphics, Gingivitis, Periodontitis, Fingerprint


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,


Pages: 447 - 451


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