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Type of Article : Original Research

Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 2 | Page No. 999-1007

Date of Publication: 30-04-2015



Khin Myo Thu *1, Than Winn 1, J.A.P. Jayasinghe 2, Nizam Abdullah 3.

*1 Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Malayisa.
2,3 Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sains, Malaysia.

Address: Prof. Dr Khin Myo Thu, Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Malaysia. Phone: 006017-6774327.


A cross-sectional study was conducted to compare maxillary arch and head measurements between ethnic Malays and Chinese. Mean ages were 23.5 years (Malay) and 21.1 years (Chinese), and both groups were brachycephalic with the cephalic index 86.4 for Malay and 85.9 for Chinese which is not significantly different between them. Means of anterior arch width (AAW), posterior-arch-width (PAW) and arch-length were significantly different between two groups. AAW and PAW were significantly different from their corresponding indices for Malays but not for Chinese. The Pont’s and Korkhaus’ Indices could not be applied to the Malays but moderately to the Chinese.
KEY WORDS: Dental Arch, Cephalometric Index,  Ethnic Malay, Chinese, Pont’s and Korkhaus’s Indices.


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Khin Myo Thu, Than Winn, J.A.P. Jayasinghe, Nizam Abdullah. THE MAXILLARY ARCH AND CEPHALOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS: COMPARING ETHNIC MALAYS AND ETHNIC CHINESE IN MALAYSIA. Int J Anat Res 2015;3(2):999-1007. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2015.140




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