Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Anthropometry. Ear. Finger. VDO. Vertical Dimension of Occlusion

An Anthropometric Correlation Of Vertical Dimension Of Occlusion, Length Of Finger And Linear Ear Length Among Dentulous Patients-An Observational Study

Dr.Preetha Krishnamurthy; Dr.Yogitha K; Dr.N Shanmuganathan; Dr.Kapil. R

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 549-557

Determination of accurate vertical dimension of occlusion is extremely important in achieving a successful prosthodontic therapy. It also aids in function, aesthetics and comfort to patients. Many techniques have been put forward for assessing the vertical dimension of occlusion but a universally accepted or a completely accurate method has never been established. The method has to be both satisfactory to the dentist and patient. Thus, a  need exists for reliable methods as deviations in such dimensions can lead to joint disorders with severe physical discomfort in the jaw and neck region. This study highlights the anthropometric method to assess if any correlation exists between the dimensions of the ear and fingers with that of the vertical dimension of occlusion in both males and females.