The A.B.F.O. study of third molar development and its use as an estimator of chronological age.

@article{Mincer1993TheAS,
  title={The A.B.F.O. study of third molar development and its use as an estimator of chronological age.},
  author={Harry H. Mincer and Edward F. Harris and Hugh E. Berryman},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={1993},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={
          379-90
        }
}
Radiographs depicting third molars (M3s) have been used to estimate chronological age in juvenile and adult suspects, but accuracy of the method has been in question. [] Key Method This study provides age benchmarks for American whites (age range: 14 to 24 years) based on cases (n = 823) drawn from diplomates of the American Board of Forensic Odontologists in the United States and Canada.

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