Dental Radiographs for Age Estimation in US Asylum Seekers: Methodological, Ethical, and Health Issues.

@article{Kapadia2020DentalRF,
  title={Dental Radiographs for Age Estimation in US Asylum Seekers: Methodological, Ethical, and Health Issues.},
  author={F Kapadia and Jacqueline Stevens and Diana Silver},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2020},
  pages={
          e1-e4
        }
}
Unaccompanied migrant children seeking asylum status in the United States are often forced to undergo dental radiographs, or x-rays, to verify that they are younger than 18 years.The application of third molar dental radiographs is methodologically flawed and should not be employed as a determinant of chronological age. Furthermore, the use of such tests without obtaining informed consent from either the youth or an objective advocate is unethical.Finally, the legal and health consequences of… Expand
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  • N. Laniado
  • Medicine
  • American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics
  • 2021