Radiographic Identification of Dental Anomalies in Selected Telugu Population of Andhra Pradesh, India

Davuluri Rohitha *

Institute of Forensic Science, 15, Madame Cama Road, Mumbai, 400032, Maharashtra, India.

Malojirao S. Bhosale

Institute of Forensic Science, 15, Madame Cama Road, Mumbai, 400032, Maharashtra, India.

Rutuja Ghorpade

Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, 413736, Maharashtra, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The basic objective of any forensic examination involving unidentified human remains is to identify the individual(s). The forensic significance of teeth can be attributed to their strong resilience to explosive and thermal stress, as well as the possibly unique personal information that can be gleaned from their analysis. Furthermore, the morphology of teeth varies between (and within) populations and sexes. Anomalies in the teeth are a common component of macroscopic dental morphological differences. The current study assesses the incidence of certain dental abnormalities in Population of Andhrapradesh. This study was carried out using Pretreatment records of 630  patients of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Radiographs were reviewed for Dental Anomalies.The anomaly, number of teeth affected, and the location of Anomaly were recorded. To find correlations between dental abnormalities and gender, a Chi-square test was carried out using SPSS software. Of the 630 patients screened 427 (67.7%) presented with at least one anomaly and 203(32.3%) subjects showed no anomaly. Hypodontia is the most prevalent anomaly(38.25%) followed by Impaction(17.30%) and Rotation (17.14%). Anodontia(0.79%) and Hyperdontia(0.95%) are the least prevalent anomalies. Statistical study revealed that dental abnormalities were independent of sex. The prevalence and impact of dental anomalies in various population groups may provide important information for phylogenic and genetic studies, allowing us to comprehend intra and inter-population variation.

Keywords: Dental anomalies, hypodontia, impacted teeth, dental evidence, personal identification, radiographic study

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Rohitha , D., Bhosale , M. S., & Ghorpade , R. (2023). Radiographic Identification of Dental Anomalies in Selected Telugu Population of Andhra Pradesh, India. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 44(21), 150–157.


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