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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 338-342

Relationship between chronological age, dental age, and body height using Demirjian method among children aged 4–14 years in Pune – A radiographic study


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, D Y Patil Dental School, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, D Y Patil Dental School, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Rahul J Hegde
D Y Patil Dental School, Charoli (bk), Lohegaon, Pune, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JISPPD.JISPPD_410_20

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Context: The assessment of dental age is useful in the planning of orthodontic treatment, in pediatric dentistry, pediatric endocrinology, and forensic medicine. It is essential for a pediatric dentist to formulate treatment plan and it is a source of complementary information for pediatrician. Changes in the body proportion and composition are the essential elements of growth, especially maturation. Aims: The present study was aimed to correlate the chronological age, dental age, and body height in children from Pune region of Maharashtra, India. Subjects and Methods: Four hundred and thirty-one panoramic radiographs of 177 boys and 254 girls in the age group of 4-14 years were obtained. Chronological age was assessed by recording date of birth. Dental age assessment was done using orthopantamogram following the method described by Demirjian. Body height was recorded using a measuring tape. Results: Chronological age and dental age showed significant positive correlation between male and female sample, i.e., r = 0.905 for males and r = 0.901 for females. Statistically significant correlation was observed between calculated dental age and body height. Conclusions: In the present study, it can be concluded that the Demirjian method of dental age assessment showed high accuracy when applied to pediatric population in Pune.






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