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Ukuran mesiodistal dan servikoinsisal gigi insisivus sentralis suku Bugis, Makassar, dan Toraja tidak menunjukkan perbedaan yang bermakna Size of mesiodistal and cervicoincisal maxillary central incisors between Buginese, Makassarese, and Torajanese showed no significant difference

Irene Edith Rieuwpassa , Nurlindah Hamrun, Fitrian Riksavianti

Irene Edith Rieuwpassa
Bagian Oral Biologi Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Hasanuddin Makassar, Indonesia. Email: drgirene@yahoo.com

Nurlindah Hamrun
Bagian Oral Biologi Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Hasanuddin Makassar, Indonesia

Fitrian Riksavianti
Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Hasanuddin Makassar, Indonesia
Online First: February 28, 2013 | Cite this Article
Rieuwpassa, I., Hamrun, N., Riksavianti, F. 2013. Ukuran mesiodistal dan servikoinsisal gigi insisivus sentralis suku Bugis, Makassar, dan Toraja tidak menunjukkan perbedaan yang bermakna Size of mesiodistal and cervicoincisal maxillary central incisors between Buginese, Makassarese, and Torajanese showed no significant difference. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 12(1): 1-4.


Every tribe and race has size of tooth mesiodistal and cervicoincisal different from each other. The most obvious
difference is the size of the teeth between female and male. This study aimed to determine differences in size of
mesiodistal and cervicoincisal maxillary central incisors between male and female of Buginese, Makassarese and
Torajanese. The sample consisted of 30 Buginese, 30 Makassarese, and 30 Torajanese aged frem 18-25 years-old.
After impression of the upper and lower jaw was taken, and size of mesiodistal and cervicoincisal tooth were
measured. After the data were analyzed by t-test and ANOVA test, it appears that males have a larger size than
females. Makassarese has the longest mesiodistal size (8.41 mm), Buginese has the longest cervicoincisal size (9.83
mm), whereas Torajanese has the smallest size of mesiodistal and cervicoincisal among the other tribes. It was
concluded that the average sizes of mesiodistal and cervicoincisal of maxillary central incisors showed no significant
difference. While there are significant differences in the average size of the mesiodistal and cervicoincisal maxillary
central incisors between the males and females, and based on tribe lines.

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