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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 132-8

Dental maturity as an indicator of chronological age : radiographic evaluation of dental age in 6 to 13 years children of Belgaum using Demirjian methods.


Department of Pedodontics, P.M.N.M. Dental College, Bagalkot, Karnataka

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R J Hegde
Department of Pedodontics, P.M.N.M. Dental College, Bagalkot, Karnataka

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The study was designed to determine dental age from orthopantomograph using Demirjian method and to investigate applicability of Demirjian method for estimation of chronological age in children of Belgaum. The sample for the study consisted of 197 subjects between 6-13 years of age. When Demirjian method was applied to Belgaum children, mean difference between true and assessed age for males showed overestimation of 0.14 years (51 days) and females showed overestimation of 0.04 years (15 days). Demirjian method showed high accuracy when applied to Belgaum children.






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