Diagnostic performance study on the relationship between the exfoliation of the deciduous second molars and the pubertal growth spurt.

INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible relationship between the exfoliation of the deciduous second molars (Es) and the onset of the pubertal growth spurt assessed with the cervical vertebral maturation method. METHODS The ability to identify the onset of the pubertal growth spurt (cervical stage 3, CS3) was evaluated in a sample… CONTINUE READING