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Validity of moyers mixed dentition analysis for Saudi population

Yousef H. Al-Dlaigan,, Nasser D. Alqahtani, Khalid Almoammar, Thikriat Al-Jewair,, Fahad Salamah,, Mohammed Alswilem, sahar F AlBARAKATI


Objectives: To evaluate the applicability of Moyers probability tables and to formulate more accurate mixed dentition prediction tables in the Saudi population.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at the College of Dentistry, Kind Saud University, Saudi Arabia. The data were collected from 410 (203 males and 207 females) orthodontic study models, which had erupted mandibular permanent incisors, maxillary, mandibular canines and premolars. The mesiodistal widths were measured using a digital caliper with an accuracy of 0.01 mm. Student’s paired t-test was used to compare the mean width values derived from this study with the values derived using the Moyers table.  Simple linear regression was used to evaluate the linear relationship between the combined mesiodistal widths of the mandibular permanent incisors and the canine-premolar segments in each dental arch.

Results: The regression equations for the maxillary canine-premolar segment (males: Y=10.27+0.48X; females: Y=11.71 + 0.39X) and the mandibular canine-premolar segment (males: Y=9.71 + 0.40X; females: 11.28 + 0.39X) were used to formulate new probability tables on the Moyers pattern. Statistically significant differences were observed between predicted widths in our subjects and the widths obtained using Moyers tables.

Conclusions: The new prediction tables derived in this study provided a more precise mixed dentition space analysis than Moyers prediction tables in estimating tooth dimensions in the Saudi population. 


How to cite this:Al-Dlaigan YH, Alqahtani ND, Almoammar K, Al-Jewair T, Salamah FB, Alswilem M, et al. Validity of moyers mixed dentition analysis for Saudi population. Pak J Med Sci 2015;31(6):1399-1404.   doi:

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