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Tooth-Size Discrepancy And Bolton's Ratios: The Reproducibility And Speed Of Two Methods Of Measurement, Othman S. A., Harradine N. W. Jan 2007

Tooth-Size Discrepancy And Bolton's Ratios: The Reproducibility And Speed Of Two Methods Of Measurement, Othman S. A., Harradine N. W.

Siti Adibah Othman

OBJECTIVE: To determine and compare the reproducibility and speed of two methods of performing Bolton's tooth-size analysis. DESIGN: Analysis of randomly selected clinical sample. SETTING: Bristol Dental Hospital, University of Bristol, United Kingdom. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pre-treatment study casts of 150 patients were selected randomly from 1100 consecutively treated Caucasian orthodontic patients. Bolton tooth-size discrepancies and ratios were measured using two methods; one method employed entirely manual measurement and the Odontorule slide rule, while the other employed digital calipers and the HATS analysis software. Twenty study casts were measured twice, a week apart with both methods. Another three investigators also …