Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 63--68

Estimation and comparison of dental, skeletal and chronologic age in Bangalore south school going children


PH Shilpa, RS Sunil, K Sapna, NC Kumar 
 Departments of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, A.E.C.S. Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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P H Shilpa
Department of Pedodontic and Preventive Dentistry, A.E.C.S. Maaruti College of Dental Sciences And Research Centre, 108 Hulimavu Tank Band Road, BTM 6th Stage, 1st Phase, Off Bannerghatta Road, Kammanhalli (Near Meenakshi Temple), Bangalore, Karnataka
India

Objective : Precise evaluation of the developmental stages of a child is an integral part of both diagnosis and treatment planning of pediatric patients and also essential in forensic medicine and dentistry. As human growth shows considerable variation in chronological age, physiological maturity is preferred over chronological age in the estimation of person俟Q製 exact age. Materials and Methods : Two hundred and fifty children consisting of 124 girls and 126 boys were selected randomly from the age group of 6-15 years. They were divided into 10 groups based on their age. The chronological age was determined by their date of birth as per the school records. An orthopantomogram and left hand-wrist radiographs was taken for each child to assess the dental age through Demirjian俟Q製 method and skeletal age through the atlas of Greulich and Pyle俟Q製 method respectively. Result : The dental age showed a significant correlation (P < 0.05) with chronological age in group 1 and 5 in males and group 3 and 7 females, whereas skeletal age showed a significant correlation with chronological age in group 3, 5, 9, and 10 in males and 1, 2, 5, 9, and 10 years in females. Conclusion : Demirjian俟Q製 method of dental age estimation and Greulich and Pyle俟Q製 method of skeletal age estimation showed accuracy only in certain age groups in the school children of Bangalore.


How to cite this article:
Shilpa P H, Sunil R S, Sapna K, Kumar N C. Estimation and comparison of dental, skeletal and chronologic age in Bangalore south school going children.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2013;31:63-68


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Shilpa P H, Sunil R S, Sapna K, Kumar N C. Estimation and comparison of dental, skeletal and chronologic age in Bangalore south school going children. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Oct 31 ];31:63-68
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