Genetics as a Tool for Oral Health Diagnosis and Disease Prevention: A Family Based Study

Author(s): Sukirat Kaur

To account the cumulative effects of genes on dental caries between the sexesand to assess the heritability of midline diastema, melanin pigmentation,frenal attachment a nd tongue t ie i n f amily t rees. A descriptive s tudy wasconducted among 100 families selected conveniently from Udham SinghNagar, Uttrakhand. P re s tructured p erforma was d rafted t o recorddemographic data and clinical examination of dental caries, frenalattachment, m elanin p igmentation, m idline d iastema a nd t ongue tie.Findings was compared within the pairs: grandparents- grandchildren pairand parent-offspring pair, to access heritability.


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