Original Article

Thickness cortex mandible on Toraja viewed from women's groups radiographic panoramic

Irene E. Rieuwpassa , Asmawati Asmawati

Irene E. Rieuwpassa
Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia. Email: drgirene@yahoo.com

Asmawati Asmawati
Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Online First: April 01, 2018 | Cite this Article
Rieuwpassa, I., Asmawati, A. 2018. Thickness cortex mandible on Toraja viewed from women's groups radiographic panoramic. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 3(1): 41-45. DOI:10.15562/jdmfs.v3i1.697


Objective: This study aims to collect data on the mandibular cortical thickness of the woman inhabitants in the Toraja tribe.

Material and Methods: The subjects of this study that underwent panoramic radiography were vulnerable women aged 45-90 years from the Toraja tribe. The technique used to assess cortical thickness was the measurement Mental Index (MI) by panoramic radiography.

Results: MI detected a reduction in bone mass density in elderly women using panoramic radiography.

Conclusion: Osteoporosis can be detected by measuring the MI using panoramic radiographs. This has been developed to detect osteoporosis.

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