Dental Age Estimation: A Test of the Reliability of Correctly Identifying a Subject Over 18 Years of Age Using the Gold Standard of Chronological Age as the Comparator.

@article{Lucas2016DentalAE,
  title={Dental Age Estimation: A Test of the Reliability of Correctly Identifying a Subject Over 18 Years of Age Using the Gold Standard of Chronological Age as the Comparator.},
  author={Victoria S. Lucas and Manoharan Andiappan and F Crisp McDonald and Graham J. Roberts},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={1238-43}
}
This study was designed to test the reliability of using the third molars to demarcate between child and adult status. A total of 2000 dental panoramic tomographs were used for assessment of the calculated age using the 8-stage system of tooth development and applied to all four third molars. The LL8 was also assessed using this 8-stage system. For each tooth development stage, the Normal distribution and percentile summary data were estimated. The calculated dental age compared with the… CONTINUE READING

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