The usefulness of Belgian formulae in third molar-based age assessment of Indians.

@article{Bhowmik2013TheUO,
  title={The usefulness of Belgian formulae in third molar-based age assessment of Indians.},
  author={Biyas Bhowmik and Ashith B. Acharya and Venkatesh G. Naikmasur},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2013},
  volume={226 1-3},
  pages={300.e1-5}
}
The third molars are one of few useful predictors for assessing the degree of maturity in adolescence and young adulthood. It has application in age estimation in the age group of 14-23 years, in general, and in juvenile/adult status prediction, in particular. Using a 10-stage grading of third molars, Gunst et al. developed regression formulae on a large sample of Belgians (n=2513) for estimating age. Their research has been recommended as a 'reference study' in age estimation guidelines. The… CONTINUE READING

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