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 : 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


Rahul J Hegde1, Anand Shigli1, Pritesh Gawali1, Geetanjali Jadhav1, Priyanka Garje1, Tejas Kulkarni2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Hegde RJ, Shigli A, Gawali P, Jadhav G, Garje P, Kulkarni T. Relationship between chronological age, dental age, and body height using Demirjian method among children aged 4–14 years in Pune – A radiographic study.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2020;38:338-342


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Hegde RJ, Shigli A, Gawali P, Jadhav G, Garje P, Kulkarni T. Relationship between chronological age, dental age, and body height using Demirjian method among children aged 4–14 years in Pune – A radiographic study. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 May 13 ];38:338-342
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