Diagnostic performance of dental maturity for identification of skeletal maturation phase.

@article{Perinetti2012DiagnosticPO,
  title={Diagnostic performance of dental maturity for identification of skeletal maturation phase.},
  author={Giuseppe Perinetti and Luca Contardo and Paolo Gabrieli and Tiziano Baccetti and Roberto Di Lenarda},
  journal={European journal of orthodontics},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={487-92}
}
The objective of this study is to analyse the diagnostic performance of the circumpubertal dental maturation phases for the identification of individual-specific skeletal maturation phases. A total of 354 healthy subjects, 208 females and 146 males (mean age, 11.1 ± 2.4 years; range, 6.8-17.1 years), were enrolled in the study. Dental maturity was assessed through the calcification stages from panoramic radiographs of the mandibular canine, the first and second premolars, and the second molar… CONTINUE READING

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