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International Journal of Oral Health Sciences and Advances
Year : 2013, Volume : 1, Issue : 3
First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 7)
Print ISSN : 2320-1576. Online ISSN : 2320-2483.

Estimation of Dental age by Demirjian's method in Kashmir population – A research study

Dr. Chalkoo Altaf Hussain, Professor and Head, Dr. Ahmad Mirzada Bilal, Postgraduate Student

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Srinagar

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Altaf Hussain Chalkoo, Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Srinagar. Cell: +91-9906717007, Email: drchalkoo_omar@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 25 July, 2013.

Abstract

In estimating age of juvenile and adolescents, the teeth are employed primarily because of its low variability and less affection by endocrine and nutritional status in development. Tooth formation is widely used to assess maturity and to predict age. Dental maturity was studied from dental intra oral periapical radiographs of hundred children aged 4 to 17 years in the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology Government Dental College and Hospital Srinagar. Reliability of dental age estimation using Demirjian's method was investigated. Chronological age was obtained from the date of birth certificate of children. The actual age (Chronological age) and estimated age (Dental age) obtained using maturity score based on different calcification stages from initial tooth calcification to apex closure of the seven permanent left mandibular teeth was calculated by Demirjian's method and was found to be same in both sexes.

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Keywords

Forensic Odontology, Dental age, Chronological age, Demirjian's Method.

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