mesiodistal diameter


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mesiodistal diameter

The measurement of a tooth from the ventral or mesial surface to the distal or dorsal surface.
See also: diameter
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Lennart and Nils [9] stated that boys exhibit greater mesiodistal diameter and greater tooth size variability in 20 out of 28 permanent teeth.
The objective of this study is to determine whether the methods of Tanaka-Johnston and Moyers, applying the 75, 85 and 95 percentiles to predict the mesiodistal diameter of unerupted canines and premolars, either overestimate or underestimate the diameter of their respective succedaneous.
Levels of asymmetry tended to be higher in the incisor and molar teeth, with the buccolingual diameter showing more fluctuation than the mesiodistal diameter.