Journal Article

Secular trends in malocclusion in Austrian men

F. J. Weiland, E. Jonke and H. P. Bantleon

in The European Journal of Orthodontics

Published on behalf of European Orthodontics Society

Volume 19, issue 4, pages 355-359
Published in print August 1997 | ISSN: 0141-5387
Published online August 1997 | e-ISSN: 1460-2210 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejo/19.4.355
Secular trends in malocclusion in Austrian men

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A comparison between occlusal deviations in the permanent dentition in the skulls of 94 19th century and 157 present-day Austrian males was made by means of the PAR Index. It was found that the contemporary dentitions showed significantly higher malocclusion scores than the 19th century sample (weighted PAR Index 11.79 and 6.62, respectively). The results show that secular changes in malocclusion have occurred during the last 100 years.

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Subjects: Restorative Dentistry and Orthodontics

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