The Tooth Occlusion Pattern among the Emai People in Edo State, Nigeria

Introduction: The aspiration of this academic work was to determine the tooth occlusion pattern among the Emai People in Edo State, Nigeria. Materials and Methods: This scrutiny arrogated a descriptive cross-sectional survey method and intricated the use of data form and direct observation. The scrutinization involved 290 subjects and multistage sampling. Tooth occlusion pattern were categorized following the fourfold models. Participants were regarded as owning any of these: Edge to edge bite, mild overbite, severe overbite and negative overbite. Data were elaborated with the use of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, version 18. Inferential statistics involved the use of chi-square test, and P-value < 0.05 was termed significant. Results: The frequency of mild overbite was seen as the highest (male = 21.02%, female = 29.30%) which was followed by edge to edge bite (male = 20.34%, female = 23.10%). Severe overbite was observed more in females and negative overbite was observed more in males (P > 0.05). Conclusion: The tooth occlusion pattern of the the Emai People in Edo State, Nigeria has been elucidated.

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Dr. E. Anibor
Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria.

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