Comparative study of dental cephalometric patterns of Japanese-Brazilian, Caucasian and Mongoloid patients

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Edition V19N04 | Year 2014 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 50 to 57

Renata Sathler , Arnaldo Pinzan , Thais Maria Freire Fernandes , Renato Rodrigues De Almeida , José Fernando Castanha Henriques

Introduction: The objective of this study was to identify the patterns of dental variables of adolescent Japanese-Brazilian descents with normal occlusion, and also to compare them with a similar Caucasian and Mongoloid sample. Methods: Lateral cephalometric radiographs were used to compare the groups: Caucasian (n = 40), Japanese-Brazilian (n = 32) and Mongoloid (n = 33). The statistical tests used were one-way ANOVA and ANCOVA. The cephalometric measurements used followed the analyses of Steiner, Tweed and McNamara Jr. Results: Statistical differences (P < 0.05) indicated a smaller interincisal angle and overbite for the Japanese-Brazilian sample, when compared to the Caucasian sample, although with similar values to the Mongoloid group. Conclusion: The dental patterns found for the Japanese-Brazilian descents were, in general, more similar to those of the Mongoloid sample. Ethnic group, Reference standards, Orthodontics,

Sathler R, Pinzan A, Fernandes TMF, Almeida RR, Henriques JFC. Comparative study of dental cephalometric patterns of Japanese Brazilian, Caucasian and Mongoloid patients. Dental Press J Orthod. 2014 July-Aug;19(4):50-7. DOI:

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