USF St. Petersburg campus Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

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Thesis Director: Deby Cassill, Ph.D. Professor, College of Arts & Sciences

Second Advisor

Thesis Committee Member: Thomas Smith, Ph.D., Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Third Advisor

Thesis Committee Member: Scott Burghart, Ph.D., Professor, College of Arts and Sciences


University of South Florida St. Petersburg

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The objective of this study was to measure and evaluate the size of human teeth among 22 subjects of different age groups, gender and ethnicity. Additionally, the effect of age, gender and ethnicity on the type of dental procedure was investigated. The study was performed by analyzing the panoramic X-Rays of each subject, which were provided by Dr. J. Timothy Doerner. The statistical analysis was completed by using JMP 12 analytical data statistics software. In the study, we found that gender affects the size of teeth and the number and type of dental procedure done. Likewise, there was a significant difference in the ethnicity of patients and the number of dental procedures performed. Lastly, patient age also influenced the amount of dental procedures and type of dental procedures in patients.


A thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements of the University Honors Program University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

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