Buccal index

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The buccal index is a term used in different fields and is defined accordingly:

  1. In ultrasound diagnostics: The buccal index >20 mm was introduced by E. E. Kortshagina as a marker for diabetic fetopathy.
  2. In dentistry: The cross-mounting buccal index was developed by N. Chaimattayompol for the definitive implant abutment selection, framework design and fabrication.[1]
  3. In zoology: The buccal Index, introduced by J Ayarzagiiena, is calculated by premaxilla width + 10th tooth width/rostral length which tells about buccal shape, trapezoidal or quadrangular.[2]


  1. ^ Chaimattayompol N, Stanescu J, Steinberg J, Vergo TJ Jr. Use of a cross-mounting buccal index to help transfer the spatial relationships of an interim prosthesis to the definitive implant-supported prosthesis. J Prosthet Dent. 2001 May;85(5):509-15. PMID 11357080
  2. ^ Buscalioni AD, Sanz JL. Phylogenetic relationships of the atoposauridae (Archosauria, Crocodylomorpha). Historical Biology, 1988 Vol I pp. 233-250.