Bharat Kumar1 BDS, FCPS
Asma Naz2 BDS, FCPS
Haroon Rashid3 BDS, MDSc
Aamir Mahmood Butt4 BDS, FCPS
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of the location of vibrating line with respect to fovea palatini in different soft palate types among patients at Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences.
METHODOLOGY: A total of 197 subjects were included in the study and a clinical examination was carried out to examine the location of vibrating line whether it is anterior, posterior or at the fovea palatini in different soft palate types.
RESULTS: The vibrating line was located anteriorly to the palatine fovea in 68%, 70% and 50% of subjects with Class I, II and III soft palate types. The vibrating line coincided with the palatine fovea in 32%, 30% and 50% of the subjects with Class I, II and III soft palates. None of the subject in any soft palate type had the vibrating line present posteriorly to the palatine fovea.
CONCLUSIONS: The vibrating line was predominately found anterior to the palatine fovea in subjects with Class I and II soft palate palatini.
KEYWORDS: Fovea Palatini, Soft Palate, Vibrating line.
HOW TO CITE: Kumar B, Naz A, Rashid H, Butt AM. Location of the Vibrating Line with Respect to Fovea Palatini in ClassI, Class II and Class III Soft Palate Types. J Pak Dent Assoc 2016; 25(2): 59-64
Received: 12 April 2016, Accepted: 28 June 2016