Cervical thickness of the mandibular alveolar process and skeletal bone mineral density

Jonasson, Grethe, Kiliaridis, Stavros, and Gunnarsson, Ronny (1999) Cervical thickness of the mandibular alveolar process and skeletal bone mineral density. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 57 (3). pp. 155-161.

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Abstract

Much effort has been devoted to finding methods for detecting individuals with low bone mass and risk of osteoporotic fractures. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether there is a relationship between the thickness of the alveolar process and the bone mineral density (BMD) of the distal forearm. In 24 women (38-65 years), the BMD of the distal forearm, obtained by dual X-ray absorptiometry, was correlated to the difference between two measures of the thickness of the mandibular alveolar process in the region of the first premolar. A highly significant correlation (r = 0.95, P< 0.001) was found. The method was cross-validated by using the equation obtained from the linear regression analysis above to predict BMD in two other groups. In both groups, the correlation between the measured BMD of the forearm and the predicted BMD was highly significant (r = 0.91, P< 0.001). The interdental thickness between the canine and the second incisor was also correlated to BMD, but with lower predictive value (r = 0.67, P<0.001). Measurements of the mandibular alveolar process can be used as one of several parameters to predict skeletal bone density.

Item ID: 30783
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1502-3850
Funders: FoU, Sodra lvsborg, Medical Research Council, Sweden
Projects and Grants: Medical Research Council Project: K98-24X- 05006-21B
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2014 02:45
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110314 Orthopaedics @ 10%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1105 Dentistry > 110599 Dentistry not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920116 Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis) @ 25%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing @ 25%
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